News archive April 2005

Highlights of the Middles trip to Iceland

27 April 2005

As we landed in what looked like the middle of nowhere at the start of the Middles Iceland trip 2005, our expectations of ice and more ice were shattered. There was nothing for miles. As we discovered throughout the trip, the Icelanders aren't fond of being near their own kind. Once we had collected our luggage in the airport it was off to civilisation… we hoped. We drove for miles and still didn't see any sign of houses and then in the distance we saw Rekyjavik. We had been informed that 75% of the population live in this town with its multi-coloured  > more

Election candidates to be quizzed at Haileybury

19 April 2005

Members of the public, as well as of the school community, will have the opportunity to cross-examine our area's candidates for the upcoming general election on 5 May. "Questions at Haileybury" will take place on Monday 25 April from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Attlee Room at Haileybury. Those attending include Mark Prisk (sitting MP for Hertford & Stortford from the Conservative Party), Richard Henry (candidate of the Labour Party), James Lucas (candidate of the Liberal Democrats), David Sodey (candidate from the UK Independence  > more

Haileybury choirs in demand by the BBC

18 April 2005

Following on from the Haileybury Chamber Choir's recent triumph in a BBC competition that made them BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2005, the choir has begun a busy schedule of other recordings. The Chamber Choir travelled to Gateshead on Tuesday 12 April to record two Songs of Praise programmes at The Sage Centre, a new concert hall on the banks of the Tyne. The choir joined 1 700 local people in recording eight hymns, and the Haileybury Choir also sang two pieces on their own (Be thou my vision arranged by Peter Davis, and  > more

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