News archive April 2008

Sir David Willcocks to conduct at Haileybury

29 April 2008

Singing enthusiasts will have the honour of working with eminent conductor Sir David Willcocks when Haileybury hosts its first Singing Weekend from 2 to 4 May 2008. The concept of the Singing Weekend was created by Andrew Auster, the new Headmaster of Haileybury Almaty, 24 years ago, and has travelled with him from Shrewsbury, to Malvern, to Orwell Park and now to Haileybury where the Director of Music, Quentin Thomas, has taken on the organisation of the event. Sir David Willcocks worked with Elgar, Howells and Vaughan Williams, and  > more

Olympic hopeful Antonio meets Daley Thompson

24 April 2008

Haileybury's Olympic hopeful, Antonio Infantino, rubbed shoulders with celebrities such as Daley Thompson and Geoff Capes, and other aspiring Hertfordshire Olympians last week, during a function at Castle Hall, Hertford held to raise funds for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund. The Fund assists young track and field athletes who are in education and may need financial help towards training or provision of equipment. Kriss Akabusi also attended, making it an amusing, interesting and inspiring evening, with BBC commentators, Stuart  > more

Haileybury wins International Safety Award

23 April 2008

Haileybury has won an International Safety Award, marking the second year in a row that the school has been honoured in this way by the British Safety Council. Haileybury is the only school to be presented with such an award for 2007. The International Safety Awards scheme is devised to recognise and reward organisations that show a commitment to improving corporate health and safety. Domestic Bursar at Haileybury, Peter Bailey, explains that applicants had to provide judges with information such as key documents relating to health  > more

Unbeaten season for squash team

23 April 2008

Haileybury's Squash team had an excellent season this year and were unbeaten in 12 matches during the Christmas and Easter terms, with 11 wins and 1 draw. Says Master-in-charge of squash, Richard Wilson: "Throughout the season, we had a very stable line-up and were fortunate enough to have been at full strength most of the time. The pupils worked really hard during training and responded well to their individual and group coaching sessions. "There was a very good team spirit and a supportive atmosphere among the players and  > more

Haileybury's international rugby stars shine

15 April 2008

Haileybury's two rugby stars, Jamie George and Nico Fraser, were both involved in international fixtures before and during the Easter break. Jamie played for the England Under 18 squad in the Six Nations tournament held in Cork from 25 March to 2 April. He had previously played for the England team in their victory over Wales at Worcester just before the end of last term, which was the first game in their Six Nations campaign. England had a successful tournament, winning all their games and claiming a "Grand Slam", with Jamie  > more

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