News archive March 2008

Boys' 1st XI and Yearlings A unbeaten

19 March 2008

The boys' 1st XI hockey team have had a remarkable season, completing an unbeaten season for the second consecutive year. They played some stunning hockey, led by captain Alexander Pilgrim (Th). David Wilson (BFr) and James Treadgold (Th) top scored with 9 goals each. The team together scored an incredible 37 goals in 8 games and conceded just 5 with Sam (BFr) Wilson and Marcus Farnfield (K) leading a strong defence in front of goalkeeper Charles How (BFr). What a team and what a couple of years! Congratulations to the boys! Results: KIMBOLTON  > more

Success across the board for senior netball

17 March 2008

The Senior girls' netball season has been very successful. In all, as a squad of 35 girls, we have only lost four out of 36 matches, with the thirds having not lost any fixtures for the second year in a row. Equally, the second team have won at every fixture apart from one loss at a triangular tournament. The firsts scored 50 goals against Felsted recently, as did both the seconds and thirds, against Chigwell. Summary 1st Team Played 11 Won 9 Drawn 0 Lost 2 Goals for 330 Goals against 176 2nd Team Played 11 Won 10 Drawn 0 Lost 1 Goals for 297 Goals against  > more

Convincing netball victory against Felsted

17 March 2008

A convincing win against Felsted was a fitting end to an excellent season for the Under 15A girls' netball team. They beat Felsted 35-13, while the Under 15B team won 22-18. Despite a slight waver in the second quarter, their dominance across all areas of the court was obvious. They demonstrated high skill levels and a maturity that saw them control all facets the game. Well done, girls!  > more

Orwell Park win Science Challenge

14 March 2008

Congratulations to the team from Orwell Park in Ipswich, who were the overall winners of Haileybury's Science Challenge yesterday. They beat 16 other schools from across the south east of England to take the title. The Science Challenge formed part of National Science Week. Over 80 primary school pupils took part. Places in the competition remain at a premium with over 50 schools wanting to enter this year. The theme was Jurrasic Park and the teams were set tasks in biology, chemistry and physics. These included separation and identification  > more

Annual HMUN gets under way

14 March 2008

Welcome to the more than 500 pupils from three countries who arrive at Haileybury today to participate in the annual Haileybury Model United Nations gathering. There are 97 delegations taking part in the conference, which runs from later this afternoon until Sunday. The main event, the General Assembly, takes place on Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm. Agenda items for discussion vary from "The question of restrictions on female religious clothing" to "The question of the restoration of cultural property to the country  > more

Under 15s win Lea Valley netball

13 March 2008

The Under 15A netball team went to the Lea Valley Tournament held on Tuesday 19 February 2008 confident that they could compete but aware that last year, when they were Under 14s, they had lost in the final to an able Broxbourne team. Coach, Ian Findlay-Palmer, had previously three times ended as the runner-up, twice losing to Broxbourne, so he knew that they could expect to meet that usual well drilled and disciplined, talented outfit again. In the preliminary rounds, Haileybury comfortably defeated Turnford and John Warner, but most  > more

17 Prep schools face science challenges

11 March 2008

The theme that will face nearly 80 children from 17 Prep schools for this year's annual Haileybury Science Challenge on Thursday remains a secret. Pupils will be involved in Biology, Chemistry and Physics experiments during the day. The organiser, Dr Fiona Hughes, says the competition was over-subscribed, with 46 schools wanting a place. Those schools taking part include Beacon, St Hilda's, St Neots, Hendon Prep, Kingshott, Lochinver, Loyola Prep, Orwell Park, Quainton Hall, Ralph Sadleir, Westminster, St Johns, Vita et Pax,  > more

LS boys get to semis of county hockey

10 March 2008

The Lower School hockey team (Jordan Carter, James McConachie, Francis Hunt, Heinrich Watson-Miller, Lewis Green, Jonny Newton, Will Munn, Sam Fitzell, Patrick Findlay) competed in the Herts County U13 Cup on Sunday. With 10 tough teams on show, it was always going to be a highly competitive event. The boys can feel very proud of having made it to the semi-finals where they lost to Bishop's Stortford, the eventual winners of the competition. Congratulations on a superb effort!  > more

Unbeaten season for squash players

10 March 2008

Haileybury's squash team have enjoyed an excellent season. They have played 11 matches in all during the Christmas term and the Easter term and have enjoyed 10 wins and one draw so far. A win or a draw in the last match of the term would secure them a very impressive unbeaten season. Says Master-in-charge, Richard Wilson: "We have benefited from having a very stable line-up and have been fortunate enough to have been at full strength most of the time. The pupils have worked really hard during training and have responded well to their  > more

Lower School take hockey title

6 March 2008

Lower School 2 took the Lea Valley Year 8 hockey title last night, remaining undefeated in the seven games of this round-robin tournament, with GK, Charlotte Knight, failing to touch the ball at all! The first match against Presdales A was always likely to prove the sternest challenge but Haileybury were on the attack from the start, creating several chances but unable to get the vital goal. The whole match was played in the Presdales defensive half but finished 0-0. In the second game, against Presdales B, Jessica Billings intercepted  > more

Pupils raise £15 000 for charities

5 March 2008

Hundreds of Haileybury pupils, staff and Friends came together last Tuesday, 26 February, to participate in a sponsored walk in memory of Fiona Bedford, a former member of staff who died in January after fighting cancer for several months. Ms Bedford had worked at Haileybury for almost 20 years and played a key role in the admissions process and had thus been in contact with almost all the pupils currently at the school and their parents. More than 800 people joined in the eight-kilometre walk, which took participants around the campus  > more

Haileybury pupil gains Open University module

5 March 2008

Haileybury Upper Sixth pupil, Jamie Bennett (Th), has achieved a module qualification through the Open University after studying for the course independently. He was introduced to the course, called "Molecules, Medicines and Drugs: A Chemical Story", by GlaxoSmithKline, who offered to sponsor him to study the course after he did work experience with the company last year. "Doing chemistry A Level and the work experience were an asset because I was familiar with many of the basic concepts in the course, which included  > more

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