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12/12/17

Year 8 in a Geography lesson learning about tectonic plates. Madison, Year 8, Digital Leader https://t.co/hFNbHBSAqx

12/12/17

Invicta recently hosted a VIAT primary school football tournament, with teams from Lakes, Chase, Hill, Eastborough Primary school and . Congratulations to Eastborough overall winners! https://t.co/l6jnbGv8HC

12/12/17

Further congratulations to Georgia in 8C, who has also been awarded first place in the Tonbridge Town Sailing Club Junior Series for the second year running.

12/12/17

Well done to Rachel in 10T, Megan in 9S, Abigail in 9A and Georgia in 8V who have all been selected to represent the Maidstone West Scout Groups at the International Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia, USA in 2019, and also to Jessica in 9N, who will represent the Weald District. https://t.co/XaHItUasms

12/12/17

Invicta is once again supporting the annual You Can Help Appeal, by collecting cans of food for the homeless. Staff and students are requested to bring the cans to school on Wednesday 13 December.

12/12/17

Staff and students are looking forward to giving their Christmas jumpers an airing tomorrow, ready for the own clothes day and Christmas dinner. Funds raised will go to the 5 RAG charities. https://t.co/ogUVwrphez

12/12/17

The Theme of the Week: Celebrate Success and Show Appreciation. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

11/12/17

Retweeted From Get Into Teaching

Writing your teacher training application? Here are some useful tips to bear in mind: https://t.co/Jl7aU7BCD3

08/12/17

Man 'O' Man - Battle of the Sixth Form Boys is complete! Congratulations Sean! https://t.co/0e38AwOmcV

08/12/17

The final RAG theme for this week is 'Glitter'! It has been an action packed week and we will announce the grand total that has been raised early next week! https://t.co/nw3jRpvVPE

07/12/17

Retweeted From Maidstone Museum

We’re in a festive mood tonight as we welcome for their Christmas concert here 🎄🎄🎄 https://t.co/afZC9bYSs5

07/12/17

Thank you and well done to all the Year 11 students who have completed the British Physics Olympiad Experimental Project "the motion of a slinky under gravity". Excellent projects and we wish the finalists good luck in the National Competition. https://t.co/zvHmKQYBMw

05/12/17

Chloe in 11A has been a volunteer at Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled for 10 years. She will be volunteering once again at their annual Nativity event on Friday 8 December.

05/12/17

The RAG theme for the day is Heroes and Villains and the students, and staff, excelled with their outfits! https://t.co/7glnzA3teO

05/12/17

We are supporting two local charity appeals this Christmas, the Salvation Army's Christmas Present Appeal and the You Can Appeal. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts and non-perishable food (e.g. tins of food, coffee, crisps, squash). https://t.co/kQ10m4CqVP

05/12/17

The video from the Young Cooks 2017 competition: https://t.co/5c665i5pCk

05/12/17

We are very proud of Charlotte! https://t.co/TMyrpnEB4B

04/12/17

We have 12 exchange students and 2 of their teachers from GT College, Hong Kong with us this week. GT college is a highly prestigious school in Hong Kong and we are delighted that they chose to build an exchange programme with us from the many UK schools they contacted. https://t.co/MaiRgA0ZE9

04/12/17

The RAG Dance Show is this evening, Monday 4 December at 7pm! Tickets are being sold in the dance studio during lunch, and they will also be sold on the door tonight. We look forward to seeing you there!

04/12/17

Lovely to see students borrowing the wrapped books from under the Library’s Advent Tree this morning – the gift of reading for the Christmas holidays. https://t.co/RTPywivP5x

04/12/17

Congratulations to Amelia in Year 7 who is doing extremely well on her pony at the moment and has qualified for national championships for showjumping.

04/12/17

Today is the start of Invicta's annual RAG event raising money for 5 chosen charities throughout the school year. The dress-up theme for the day is pyjamas, and the students dressed accordingly with a wide range of pyjamas and onesies! https://t.co/CCs7BwgxyP

04/12/17

The Theme of the Week: Care about the Arts and Media. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

01/12/17

Well done to the Year 9 Digital Leaders who have have been delivering E-Safety Assemblies all week. Such an important topic. https://t.co/blQBKBJAB7

30/11/17

Thank you! https://t.co/dpsVk3LKgT

30/11/17

Thank you! https://t.co/ESf2U1Ayoe

30/11/17

Congratulations to Charlotte who was awarded overall winner at the Kent Cooks final today! https://t.co/PqPUn7oBwx

30/11/17

Our Science lesson - The image shows that, in hot water, particles move quicker than in cold water. Isabel, 7C, Digital Leader https://t.co/Ev8OqLT4sj

30/11/17

Good luck to Charlotte, Year 10, at the Kent Cooks Competition today, and also to Lizzie, Year 8, and her sister Nicole who are also competing in the family section too. https://t.co/UFDbhbWxtk

29/11/17

Retweeted From Kent Young Chef

Check out winners live at tonight from 6pm https://t.co/pPM9YZEjMk Well done Olivia & Leah on your success. https://t.co/HxCfJTCcIi

29/11/17

7V learning new and exciting dance choreography! Lily 7V, Digital Leader https://t.co/hQfURIAgO7

29/11/17

7V using the interactive website Padlet in their Spanish class. Lily 7V, Digital Leader https://t.co/m3HY0zacI5

28/11/17

8I have been learning about the lungs in Science. Madeleine 8I, Digital Leader https://t.co/BUkalEQ1g2

28/11/17

The Sunday Times newspaper published the Schools Guide 2018. In the latest publication, Invicta is once again recognised as the best school in Maidstone and also the 23rd best state school in the South East of England. Julie Derrick, head teacher, was thrilled by the recognition. https://t.co/1rQSiInVjt

27/11/17

Invicta students raised £547.09 for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone who contributed! https://t.co/iAqkyS2rRd

27/11/17

Pupils from local primary schools, as well as Invicta students, have been enjoying our annual Cultural Festival today. There has been food and drink, dancing and music as well as quizzes. https://t.co/Z7pRXhePGb

27/11/17

The U13 netball team also played to a very high standard and some excellent shooting from Hannah and Natalie helped to secure a 12-1 victory, these girls were ably supported by brilliant centre court play from Amelie and Nhyira (named player of the match by Wally Hall). https://t.co/BSVSm14huh

27/11/17

Invicta's U12 age group played their first game, and some excellent netball, resulting in a 7-3 win. Superb shooting came from Mia and strong centre court play came from Aoife (voted player of the match by Wally Hall). https://t.co/8JgBTmRDFW

27/11/17

The Classical Civilisation GCSE students recently went to Cranbrook School to see the Actors of Dionysus Theatre Company in a production of Sophocles’ Antigone. This Greek tragedy is a set text for coursework and was a very interesting production of a 2400 year old classic. https://t.co/J2ApJZsoOh

27/11/17

Emma in 8I, took some photos of her form during their netball lesson. https://t.co/lZIwQp6yfD

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Posted on: June 3rd 2016

Year 9 and 10 Geography Visit to Italy

During the half term Year 9 and 10 Students visited Italy, here is what happened on the trip.

Day 1 - An early rise for Sorrento

A 2.30am get up and we were on our way to Naples Airport, ready to start our action-packed trip exploring Italy’s geographical treasures. After landing, we met with our driver Marco and headed straight for our first natural wonder – Solfatara, a shallow volcanic crater in the town of Pozzuoli. Federica, our guide led us through the jets of steam with sulphurous fumes and mud pools explaining the geographical phenomena and the believed medicinal benefits of breathing in the air and bathing in the mud. Next stop was the Herculaneum; an ancient Roman town destroyed by Mount Vesuvius’ pyroclastic flows in 79AD, yet today many of the ruins remain intact, giving a sense for what life may have been like in the past. After a long day of travelling, we headed for the Hotel Giosue a Mare, a pretty little family run hotel overlooking the seafront.

Day 2 – Vesuvius and Pompeii

Today, brought the opportunity to visit the infamous Mount Vesuvius. As we climbed up the winding dirt tracks, up through the clouds, our volcanology expert guide, Silvana, explained the events of the previous eruptions and the present evacuation plans in place for the surrounding towns and cities. After having seen the geographical giant, it was time to see its true power – through the destruction of Pompeii in 79 A.D. Before entering, we grabbed a ‘panini’ in a typical family run Neapolitan bar. Roberta, our guide led us through the archaeological wonder. First to the Roman amphitheatre explaining the spectacle and logistics of the gladiator fights that took place long ago then along the main high street of Pompeii discovering the ‘domus’ (beautiful homes of the rich) street food style shops and a Roman spa.  Then came what many of us had been waiting for – a taste of the famous Neapolitan pizza and ice cream! Once our stomachs were full, it was time to say goodbye to Naples and ‘buongiorno’ to Sicily!

Day 3 – Buongiorno Sicilia!

Watching the sun disappear over the Bay of Naples and awaken over the coastline of Catania, we were ready for our next Italian adventure. We met with our new driver Giatano and set off for Siracusa, an archaeological site with Greek and Roman examples, which was the birthplace to the famous Archimedes. Our guide Lucia led us to the Greek theatre and Roman amphitheatre explaining their differences; we then passed through the ‘gardens of paradise’ and a cave, which had been formed through the Roman’s quarrying.  We then headed north to the Alcantara Gorge, that was formed because of the hot lava rapidly cooling over the river. Alessandra, the guide, led us through the botanical gardens with views down to the riverbed. We then took a lift down to the ground level where we paddled in the fresh volcanic water and took a closer look at the unique rock formations.

Day 4 – The sky is blue and so is the sea

Today the beauty of the Sicilian climate became apparent; with a cloudless sky allowing Mount Etna to be seen from a far. We started the day by heading to the volcanic giant first by coach, then by cable car and finally by 4×4 jeep, until we the summit of 2950m. Panoramic views of the coastline and towns that we would later visit were admired through the crisp air as we encircled the crater with our guide Nino. The afternoon was spent in the pretty walled town of Taormina, where the students had time to explore the local shops and grab a much deserved gelato (ice cream). The trip came to an end with a visit to the beaches of Giardini Naxos and a final goodbye was said to the beautiful island.

Thank you to Miss Dixon and her team who organised this fantastic opportunity

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