News archive March 2005

Celebrating 10 years of Arkwright scholarships

23 March 2005

This is the full transcript of a shorter article carried in this term's Hearts & Wings. Since 1995 Haileybury has entered pupils for the Arkwright Scholarship scheme and we are able to reflect with some pride on the considerable success of our pupils over the course of the intervening years. In total 11 scholarships have been gained and, with two pupils selected for interviews at Imperial College London at the end of March, we hope to add another name to this lengthy and distinguished list, and another portrait to the gallery on display  > more

We've won!

22 March 2005

It is with great excitement that we can reveal that the title of BBC Songs of Praise Senior Choir of the Year 2005 now belongs to the Haileybury Chamber Choir. This is the second year in a row that the choir has reached the national finals. The choir competed against two other senior schools on 26 February in Birmingham's Symphony Hall, and the result was announced later that evening after 1,800 people were treated to a concert featuring all the junior and senior school finalists. Due to an embargo imposed by the BBC until the programme was  > more

LS netball players continue their winning streak

22 March 2005

Lower School's netball players continued their winning ways yesterday during the Lea Valley tournament. The A team drew 3-3 with Broxbourne in the final for joint first place, while the B team beat Presdales in the semi-finals and Broxbourne in the final to win. "This is a fantastic opportunity for our girls to play against the local large state schools who are generally very strong in netball, and we are very proud of their achievements," says Karen Andrew, head of girls' games. This news comes after an outstanding season  > more

Lacrosse team 2nd in Small Schools contest

22 March 2005

Haileybury's lacrosse squad were runners up at last weekend's Small Schools championship in Cirencester, losing by one goal scored in the last minute of extra time. Seeing as the winners were a school from Scotland, the team feel they are the "English" champions! This fantastic achievement comes in the same week as the news that Haileybury's Squash team has enjoyed an unbeaten season and that the rowers retained the Broxbourne Head trophy. Well done to everyone involved!  > more

2nd netball team wins Lea Valley tournament

17 March 2005

Haileybury's 2nd netball team was triumphant in their section of last night's Lea Valley tournament, beating schools such as Presdales, Sele, Broxbourne, John Warner and Goffs Oak. The 2nds continue their unbeaten run this season and are looking forward to playing Chigwell on Saturday in the last game of the season. A very tired 1st team, who were also unbeaten this season until losing to Felsted on Tuesday, came fourth in the same tournament, having faced very strong competition all the way through. They also play Chigwell on Saturday.  > more

Excellent LAMDA results

17 March 2005

Haileybury pupils have once again performed exceptionally well in the latest LAMDA examinations, with international students Yumiko Sakamoto, Assel Akhsambiyeva and Jean Gervoson doing particularly well. Alexandra Marsh gained her silver medal in Verse & Prose, while Scarlette Forwood received a merit for Acting Grade 3. Says teacher Maggie Pagliarulo: "I am extremely pleased with our results. We had a new syllabus to work from, with a lot more theory and the children got good results in Spoken English, Devised Performance,  > more

Assistant editor of The Times gives Attlee lecture

17 March 2005

On Tuesday 15 March 2005, Assistant Editor, Chief Leader Writer and Columnist at The Times, Dr Tim Hames, appeared as a guest of the Political Society to give the 16th Attlee Memorial Lecture. At 5.30pm, Dr Hames, accompanied by our Head of Politics, Mr Michael Perrins, and members of the Political Society Committee, elegantly strolled down the middle of a packed Big School to take their positions for the lecture. Mr Perrins officially opened the event, giving a brief background of former Haileyburian and British Prime Minister Clement  > more

Brambletye wins Haileybury Science Festival

16 March 2005

Brambletye, a co-educational preparatory school in West Sussex, was declared the overall winner in the prestigious inter-school science competition organised by Haileybury. In last year's Festival, Brambletye won the Chemistry section. The challenge, which this year was sponsored by Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited, is designed to stimulate enthusiasm for science as well as to stimulate problem-solving skills in pupils, explains Haileybury's Head of Biology, Dr Fiona Hughes, who organised last Thursday's event. A record  > more

Haileybury hosts U11 hockey festival

16 March 2005

In a Prep Schools U11 Hockey Festival hosted by Haileybury last Sunday, Edge Grove and Woodford Green Prep ended up being declared joint winners. The four away teams were Edge Grove, Barnardistan Hall, Woodford Green Prep and St Paul's Cathedral School. Our own Lower School put out an U12 team. The matches were played as a round robin and Woodford Green Prep beat St Paul's and Barnardistan to qualify outright for the final. Edge Grove and the Haileybury Lower School both won a match each but on goal difference the Lower School team should  > more

Good win for 2nd XII against Uppingham

14 March 2005

The 2nd XII lacrosse team had a fierce game against Uppingham last weekend. There were bloodied knuckles along with checks to the face and arms. But, thanks to a persistent defence and an unrelenting attack, we won 5-4. Ashley Coe had some excellent interceptions and Sara Peters-Harrison had a number of great saves. Amber Banbury, Ashling Coyle, Katie Stacey and Sissy Reuter all worked hard to score their goals. What a way to lead up to our last game of the season next week! The 3rd XII team had a slow start to their match. Promotions to the  > more

Haileybury wins U12 hockey tournament

10 March 2005

Haileybury yesterday showed it had the best hockey teams in the area when both the U12 A and B teams triumphed in the Lea Valley U12 tournament. Haileybury, which also hosted the event, played outstandingly, outclassing schools like Broxbourne, Simon Balle and Presdales, all of which have large numbers of girls to select from. The format of the day included two competitions (A and B teams) which ran side by side, with seven teams in each. Well done to the two Haileybury teams for their fantastic play!  > more

Clean sweep for lacrosse teams against King's

7 March 2005

It wasn't without a small amount of horror that the teams greeted the mid-morning snow fall last Saturday. Funnily enough, the poor weather had struck just half an hour after the cut-off for cancellation for the visiting teams from King's School in Canterbury. Sunny skies greeted the opening whistle of the matches though. The 1st XII are ravenously defending their stupendous 26-game winning streak. King's made an early challenge though, and possession turned over very quickly for the entire match. The King's team's exceptionally  > more

Chamber Choir competes for national title

3 March 2005

The 35-strong Haileybury Chapel Chamber Choir last weekend competed for the title of BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year 2005. They spent all of Saturday in a closed-doors competition, after which the BBC filmed a "live" concert in front of 1 800 people. Unfortunately the results have been embargoed but the first programme was shown on BBC1 on Sunday, 13 March and the winner will be announced during the second programme at 4.45pm on Sunday, 20 March. The choir was a finalist in last year's competition. The choir sang  > more

Lacrosse team in finals of Small Schools contest

3 March 2005

Earlier this month, the 1st lacrosse XII travelled to the Small Schools qualifier at Princess Helena College. The girls were confident in their own abilities as the team has be working together smoothly during its Easter season. The team squared off against Abbott's Hill, Bedford, St Margaret's and the host and won all of their matches. The squad will proceed to the final round on 12 March in Wantage. Although we will not be competing in this tournament next year due to the growth of the Haileybury Lacrosse Programme, the team made their  > more

First riding fixture against Kimbolton

2 March 2005

Yesterday, a riding team consisting of Katie Stacey, Suzanna Woodcock, Tessa Smyth and Magenta McDougall travelled to Kimbolton School to take part in a riding match. On arrival we were given four horses to choose from which we shared with the other team. In the first round of showjumping we lost to Kimbolton, but in the second round of dressage, we won with the least number of faults. The final score unfortunately was 122 faults to Kimbolton, 125 to Haileybury. However, it was a successful day which was thoroughly enjoyed by both teams.  > more

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