News archive June 2007

Kipling House celebrates musical talent

24 June 2007

The boys of Kipling have celebrated the exceptional musical talent in the house with a newly released CD, 'Music From Kipling', which includes performances by The Kipling Jazz Band and The Kipling Close Harmony Group. There are solos and ensembles in the recording, which features players and singers from every year in the house. The music ranges from Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin numbers to Gershwin and Rachmaninov in the 17-track album, recorded during the year by Kipling tutor and musician, Derek Longman. Leaving music scholars,  > more

HYT pioneers new technology

18 June 2007

The Haileybury Youth Trust (HYT) is helping to pioneer a new technology which will revolutionise the building of schools and houses in Africa and have a significant impact on climate change. The HYT, a charity established in the 19th century to enable Old Haileyburians to help disadvantaged young people, has embarked on a project in Uganda, promoting a construction technology called an interlocking stabilised soil block (ISSB) that has the potential to change the way houses and schools are built across the whole of sub-Saharan Africa,  > more

LS athletics against New Hall

18 June 2007

On Wednesday 13th June Haileybury hosted Newhall School in a Lower School athletics fixture. We have never competed against Newhall before so it was an exciting prospect to see if we could be successful against a much larger school. They have about 60 girls in each year group compared to our 18 in Lower School 1 and about 25 in Lower School 2. It was a fantastic afternoon and the girls did themselves proud. Lizzie Bird and Jess Billings started the day off well by coming 1st and 2nd in the 1500 metres (respectively). The Lower School 1 relay team  > more

Ed is awarded his Gold Wings

7 June 2007

One of Haileybury's RAF Cadet Corporals, 16-year-old Ed Joseph, has become one of the youngest pupils to qualify as a Glider Pilot and thus obtain his "Gold Wings". Ed underwent an intensive course of training and testing at RAF Henlow airbase during the Easter holidays, which culminated in his taking charge of the glider for solo flights. Explains the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) co-ordinator at Haileybury, Michael Perrins: "Cadets who undertake this training receive Blue Wings if they qualify to pilot the aircraft  > more

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