News archive May 2007

Master's Speech 2007

29 May 2007

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, may I begin by adding my welcome to that of the Chairman. Speech Day is the most important day of our year when we gather to recognise and to celebrate the achievements of our pupils. We are honoured that so many have chosen to support us today. The attendance, at 1,560, is another record. Arranging the seating for that number is a formidable task which has been undertaken with admirable efficiency by Mrs Yvonne Nixon. Next month she will leave us to establish a new home in France and I know that I  > more

OH Stuart Pilgrim represents England

21 May 2007

Congratulations to OH Stuart Pilgrim, who played recently for the England A Men's hockey team against Reading as part of their preparation for the European Cup. England A won 6-0. Stuart also played for one of the three England representative teams, the Saxon Tigers, who were runners up in the GB Super League. The Super League is part of the Great Britain preparation for the Olympics. Well done, Stuart!  > more

Athletes smash four records

21 May 2007

Haileybury athletes outdid themselves last Saturday when they competed against pupils from Sevenoaks, Caterham, Christ's Hospital, Worth and Ardingly in the annual inter-schools gathering at Sevenoaks. Haileybury broke four records during the afternoon - in the 100m, 200m, 4 x100m and 4 x 400m. Those placed first, second or third in their events are as follows: Juniors 200m Josh Maraney 2nd 80m Hurdles Josh Maraney 2nd Javelin Yusif Ali 3rd Shot Putt Jack Murphy 1st Intermediates 100m Antonio Infantino 1st (new track record of 10.9s)  > more

Double Gold for Antonio

14 May 2007

Antonio Infantino (Tr) won double Gold in the Under 17 Men's 100m and 200m during the Hertfordshire County Championships on Sunday at the Woodside Stadium in Watford. Despite the terrible weather conditions, he broke the 200m record which has stood since 1983. His times on the day were faster than the Under 20 and Senior Men's competitions. Antonio also found out recently that he has preliminary selection from the British Olympic Association to represent Great Britain in the European Youth Olympic Festival in July. Depending on his  > more

Haileybury’s First Dance Show

14 May 2007

Haileybury's first Dance Show involved over 40 dancers from the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. The show was an eclectic mix of Tap, Song and Dance, Modern, Ballet and Street Dancing, as well as ensembles and individual numbers of great variety with rousing Irish tapping and silky Modern Jazz. "The sheer exuberance and commitment of pupils in what was Haileybury's first attempt at a Dance Show was incredible," says Dance Co-ordinator, Adrian Box. "The event was a great success, with people saying how much they enjoyed  > more

Athletics success for LS girls

9 May 2007

Twenty six Lower School girls travelled to Queenswood last week for their first athletics fixture. They competed against Forest and Queenswood schools. Results are as follows: Lizzie Bird 1st 1500 metres Eliza Walter 1st high jump Lali Findlay 2nd high jump Pippa Sheehan 2nd 100m Pippa Sheehan 3rd 200m Alix Parsons 1st high jump Alix Parsons 2nd 200m Sophie Simmonds 2nd javelin Lower School 1 3rd relay Well done to all the girls who participated!  > more

Leaving musicians feature in Summer Concert

8 May 2007

The annual Summer Concert will be held this Friday, and will give some of our leavers a splendid solo opportunity to perform a concerto movement or jazz moment. Eight soloists will feature - Josh Edwards, Olivia Godlee, Mark Harrington, Rosie Jukes, Oliver Lepage-Dean, Matthew Nendick, Ayumi Tomari and Emily Wetherall. The concert will offer the last public performance of all the Department of Music's major ensembles before the Upper Sixth and Fifths depart on study leave. It starts at 7.30pm in Big School, and falls into two halves  > more

Haileybury features on TrueTube

4 May 2007

Haileybury has featured on a new interactive website aimed at teenagers who want to have their say in the world. Truetube, a website where young people get to have a say on "real issues" and where video sharing is paramount, attended Haileybury's recent Model United Nations gathering, together with 515 delegates from around the world. Video footage shot during the three-day conference is now available on if you click on Start a Revolution/Haileybury MUN. Delegates from countries including Sweden,  > more

Success at Achilles Relays

4 May 2007

Haileybury athletes had a very good meeting at the Achilles Relays in Oxford this week and enjoyed a good deal of success throughout the afternoon against 24 other teams from across the country. In the heats we achieved two 1st places, five 2nds and two 3rd place finishes and qualified for the finals in all our events bar one. We went on to manage a first and a second place finish in the boys' finals and a fifth place finish in the girls' finals. Our senior boys 4 x 200m squad unfortunately had to scratch from their final due to a double injury and  > more

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