International Week at Invicta
This week, we have celebrated International Week at Invicta with a series of International Assemblies led by the International prefects and World School delegates. Students heard about the opportunities that students can participate in at Invicta including the various Exchanges, World Challenge, the United Nations Conference in Geneva and World School.
Sixth Form Students were particularly moved by Hollie Tomlinson’s account of a visit to Auschwitz, which she undertook as part of a Religious Study project and with the Holocaust Educational Trust. Seeing the personal belongings of the victims of the Holocaust had made a profound impression on her. Claire Tipton told us about the traditions linked to the Chinese New Year, which is currently being celebrated. While Aaliyah Buxy explained how her Politics class had linked via Skype with a class at the J Frank White Academy in Tennessee, USA. The classes had discussed current affairs such as Brexit and Donald Trump, and had been very interested to hear each other viewpoints.
This week, has also seen presentations given by 25 Year 11 students, as the second stage of their World School 2017 applications. We look forward to meeting those selected for interview at the end of the week. In addition, the Languages Department welcomed 18 Year 5 students for their annual Treasure Hunt workshop on Tuesday, 31 January which enabled the students to discover cultural facts about France, Germany and Spain. Finally, on Wednesday, 1 February 18 Year 6 students from Aylesford, Offham, Loose and Lunsford Primary Schools took part to our annual Mini United Nations Conference with 18 Year 13 Invicta students and debated on a new resolution on how to preserve life below water. Full reports of these vents can be found in this week’s Invicta News.
Invicta continues to promote internationalism and is proud of the various cultures and languages of our students. We will continue to celebrate these, with events such as the International Cultural Festival. We are looking forward to Year 7 participating in the Eurovision Concert on Friday, 10 February and hearing about the experiences of the students participating Japanese Exchange and the annual Invicta Ski Trip, which both depart on 11 February. We must not forget the GCSE and A Level Geographers who leave for Iceland on 9 February.
Thank you to Mrs Bui, Mrs Ricks, Miss Laming and Mrs Brewster for the hard work and planning that goes into all these events.