News archive December 2011

No ordinary Christmas shopping list

20 December 2011

No ordinary Christmas shopping list

Turkey - 220 kgPotatoes - 250 kgSprouts - 40 kgCarrots - 40 kgCocktail sausages - 1,4004 bottles of Brandy for the brandy sauce (don't worry, no alcohol remains after cooking,  > more

BBC visits Haileybury ahead of choir competition final

14 December 2011

A BBC film crew spent several hours at Haileybury yesterday to film the singers ahead of a live performance at the BBC's Manchester studios in February, in which the choir will go up against five others in the senior category in a bid to win the Schools Choir of the Year title. The competition is part of the Songs of Praise series and Heath Mount School, one of our main feeder schools, is one of six in the running for the junior category of the contest. "This competition has become tougher and tougher as the years have gone by," says  > more

11 pupils chosen for hockey academy training

14 December 2011

Congratulations to the 11 Haileybury pupils across various age groups who have been selected for training at Hertfordshire Junior Academy Centres (JACs). A JAC is a training centre for the Under 13 to Under 17 age groups. JACs are open to any hockey player who has been nominated by a Junior Development Centre (JDC) coach. Those chosen include Zoe Cole (U12), Jack Smits (U15), Lewis Green (U17), William Munn (17), Emily Sanders (U13), Ella Rawlins (U14), Georgina Hodges (U15), Lucy Jinks (U15), Georgina McKenna (U15), Milly Mills (U15)  > more

Thomason win third House debating title in a row

9 December 2011

This year's motion for the senior House debating final was the very challenging This House believes that following orders is a legitimate defence for war crimes. The Thomason team of Lewis Colson and Alex Devine impressed the judges with their proposition enough to win a third title in a row. Their opponents were Edmonstone. For the senior final, the debaters, by tradition, stand in the middle of quad while the master i/c debating processes from the Porter's Lodge and then reveals the motion, giving the competitors one hour to prepare.  > more

Arrangements for Saturday matches V Oakham

5 December 2011

For all parents planning to attend matches at Oakham next Saturday, please note the Colts will be playing on the Main Site, but the Yearlings are playing on the Wilson Fields (45 on the map, Ashwell Road). Teas for everyone will be on the main site in the Barraclough Dining Hall. A site map is available here.  > more

Pupils ensure Lear is not 'unactable'

4 December 2011

Few school productions in these pressured days display the ambition, the talent and the verve to take on and then pull off a major pre-20th century tragedy; even fewer have this success with the 'whirlpool and the hurricane' that is King Lear, a play deemed too challenging for many a professional operation, featuring a lead role often deemed unactable. Yet, Haileybury's production of King Lear this term blew such cowardly thinking out of the water, revealing a dazzling depth of talent among the School's actors, showcasing performances  > more

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