News archive February 2010

Lewis Colson wins Best Personality at Public Speaking Competition

26 February 2010

The Haileybury team of Andreas Payne (K), Ben Phillips (Th) and Lewis Colson (Th) took part in the Hertfordshire final of the English Speaking Union's (ESU) Public Speaking Competition on 25 February. The team put in an outstanding performance, coming within a whisker of victory in a very close decision. However, Lewis was given the Best Personality prize for his speech on the necessity of religion, confirmed as the best speech of the night. Involving over 400 schools and 1200 young people across Britain, the ESU's competition provides  > more

Alistair Hamilton awarded Performance Diploma

22 February 2010

Congratulations to the 2009/10 Head Boy, Alistair Hamilton (Th), who has attained his Performance Diploma with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. This award is the highest a pupil can achieve with the Music Examination system and is rarely achieved by school pupils before Conservatoire/University degree level. Director of Music at Haileybury, Quentin Thomas, says: "This is a brilliant achievement. I am delighted for Alistair and salute his endeavours, talent and sheer determination."  > more

Note to Clergy attending the Hindmarsh Memorial

15 February 2010

Clergy attending Jack Hindmarsh's Memorial at 3pm on Friday 12 March 2010 are invited to robe in Choir Dress. Please could you inform the Haileybury Chaplain, the Revd Chris Briggs, that you intend to robe by contacting him by email; by phone on 01992 462922; or by post to Lawrence Cottage, 2 Hailey Lane, Hailey, Hertford, Herts, SG13 7NX.  > more

Italian Society members enjoy talk on variety of subjects

11 February 2010

A superb evening was enjoyed by all at the latest Italian Society gathering, with Rebecca Simmonds and Zika Seisembayeva bringing the heavyweight intellectual element to proceedings with a fascinating talk on the unification of Italy. Anthony Tawil and Justin Tsang enthralled the healthy audience with an analysis of the current Pope. Nikita Patel, Irina Gorelik and Paige Carter entertained us all with interesting thoughts on the past, present and future achievements of the "Azzurri" football team. To cap off the evening  > more

Albans and Trevelyan victors in House swimming

10 February 2010

Congratulations to everyone who took part in Monday's House swimming competition. The results are: Girls overall: 1st place - Albans with 83 pts 2nd place - Hailey with 67 pts 3rd place - Allenby with 63 pts 4th place - Colvin with 57 pts 5th place - Melvill with 48 pts Junior girls: 1st place - Albans 2nd place - Allenby 3rd place - Colvin 4th place - Melvill 5th place - Hailey Senior girls: 1st place - Hailey 2nd place - Albans 3rd place - Allenby 4th place - Colvin 5th place - Melvill Boys overall: 1st place - Trevelyan with 148 pts 2nd place - Edmonstone  > more

Winter Concert - tonight at 7.30pm

4 February 2010

Following on from a top-notch Evensong in London last night, Haileybury's musicians will tonight put on the Winter Concert at 7.30pm in Big School. There will be "something for everyone": on show will be the first outing of the year by the Wind Band, the String Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra, interspersed with a sprinkling of daring, delightful and gifted soloists (and conductors!) All welcome!  > more

Haileybury pupils benefit from Saracens expertise

3 February 2010

Haileybury pupils benefit from Saracens expertise

Haileybury's Lower School boys were given some coaching tips from the professionals this afternoon when three rugby stars from Saracens visited the school for an afternoon of training.  > more

First performance of the Haileybury Instrumental Competition

3 February 2010

First performance of the Haileybury Instrumental Competition

Last night saw the start of the first Haileybury Instrumental Competition. The night was a great success with some excellent performances given. The evening was adjudicated by Jerry Harrison,  > more

Music composition prizes announced

2 February 2010

On Monday, 1 February, Haileybury's Artistes in Residence for 09/10 ran an exciting African Drumming workshop with a number of pupils from the Lower School. Their piece (which they learnt in one workshop) was later performed in the concert and was based on rhythmic patterns from Ghana. After the LS workshop Pangenesis worked with older pupils on their compositions in preparation for the evening concert when the winner of the junior and senior composition prizes would be announced and performed. The winner of the junior composition  > more

Pupils represent Haiti at The Hague MUN gathering

1 February 2010

A group of 12 Haileybury pupils, accompanied by teachers led by the Head of the Politics Department, Michael Perrins, recently returned from a successful Model United Nations trip to The Hague. Says Mr Perrins: "This was one of the strongest groups we have had in years and they certainly lived up to their billing, working very hard in their committees and impressing on the floor in debate. "Harry Sheehan was an exemplary Ambassador, producing stirring 'prep' speeches at the start of each day. Craig Hawes, Alistair Hamilton,  > more

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