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19/02/18

7-a–side Football Tournament at Maplesden Noakes, Marcus, team coach reported. 12 schools took part in 7 a side football over the last 4 weeks. The Invicta Year 7 and 8 team only lost 1 game out of the 11 played, topping the table with a 16 point lead, to win the competition! https://t.co/mmKBsXDJc2

19/02/18

Congratulations to Abby 11T, Amelia 11V and Kirsten 11V who have been selected as the new delegates for World School 2018. The girls will be representing the school (and the UK!) at the World School forum later this year in Japan. https://t.co/CZxsbAO7eB

19/02/18

Retweeted From Downs Mail

It will be a dream come true for a former pupil when she takes to the stage at in Maidstone with next month: https://t.co/FcTfWENabn https://t.co/APU1B52IIU

19/02/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Open-minded about Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

09/02/18

Congratulations to Charlotte in Year 10, runner up in the 'Future Chef Regional Final' yesterday. We are very proud! https://t.co/z0KVCaYVRb

08/02/18

Year 11 photography students enjoyed their trip to London and their visit to The Tate Modern, which they found very inspiring! https://t.co/rnoiLpFVdE

08/02/18

Local Primary School pupils attended the Primary Maths Challenge Day at Invicta yesterday. https://t.co/OxtL6cthon

08/02/18

Congratulations Maddie, we are very proud of you! https://t.co/2DKm1MmUDF

07/02/18

Our next Broadening Horizons Lecture, open to all students in Years 9-13, will be on Thursday, 8 February, given by Reverend David Cook: ‘Sparta, Plato, and Joined-Up-Thinking on Education’.

07/02/18

Retweeted From Press Association

One hundred years ago today, British women secured the right to vote (if they were married, over 30 and owned property). But the UK was not the first country to do so https://t.co/QJhUDx3M0q

06/02/18

Reinforcing the importance of e-Safety on Safe Internet Day 2018 https://t.co/HIxQM4gktG

06/02/18

All students are taking part in special audience participation assemblies today, dedicated to Safer Internet Day. They have been reminded about age restrictions, bullying, fake news, plus much more on Social Media. https://t.co/Ji9EumPoh0

06/02/18

On Saturday, a few people from the invicta music department were invited to watch the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra and Sheku Kanneh-Mason play at the Maidstone Leisure Centre. It was a great experience and some people even got signatures! Jennifer, Digital Leader https://t.co/VSt2ch9W3k

06/02/18

Safer Internet Day 2018 https://t.co/ORPrGyZ7NY

05/02/18

Invicta’s Annual Burns Night was a great success. Guests enjoyed having the haggis piped in, followed by a traditional meal after having Mrs Lloyd address the haggis. After the meal the raffle was drawn and then the dancing commenced! https://t.co/gf8YgYOZfU

05/02/18

In preparation for their World Challenge Expedition to Cambodia in July, the challengers from Invicta completed a 12.5 mile hike around the Bewl Water Reservoir. All students completed the hike in 5 hours or less, despite the weather not quite being on side! https://t.co/X7BIHeBzBB

05/02/18

Alice in 9G, Niamh in 7A and Holly in 10I recently competed in the Kent County Dressage Qualifiers, in our first Invicta Equestrian Event. All of the girls did very well despite being up against some tough competition and unfavourable weather. A special well done to each of them. https://t.co/MNKg1cIX9X

05/02/18

Well done to Asha in 12T, for being selected by the British Athletics to join their Athlete Academy in Sporting Excellence Programme for 2018. The Academy is a key part of the British Athletics Performance Pathway for young athletes aged between 16 and 18. https://t.co/quVMf07GTR

05/02/18

Congratulations to Sophie in 7T. Sophie, together with the 4th Gillingham Sea Scout Swimming Team competed in the Royal Navy Annual Swimming Gala in Plymouth. Sophie came 4th in the Under 12’s Back Stroke race.

05/02/18

Well done to Lottie in 9I and Isabelle in 7A. Both competed at High Wycombe Judo Tournament for Girls in January. Isabelle competed in the U13 and narrowly missed out on bronze in her last fight! Lottie competed in the U16 and gained 3rd place, Bronze for her category. https://t.co/yrwE51ffPs

05/02/18

Good luck to the following students: Year 7 - Josie, Ava, Aoife, Amelia, Bryony, Charlotte, Lily and Amy and Year 8 students - Mary, Anna, Toni, Zuzanna, Carys, Emma, Megan and Nhyira, who will all be competing in the Kent Sportshall Athletics Finals. .

05/02/18

Thank you to everyone who supported the non-uniform day on Friday raising funds for , an amazing £1025.39 was raised! The next event is the half marathon in Headcorn on 25 February. https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO https://t.co/n6O6YtTkGo

05/02/18

Students enjoyed celebrating the international with sorting cupcakes, punch and a very challenging quiz. https://t.co/jtHTbSJIoz

05/02/18

Congratulations to the World Challenge students for organising a fantastic quiz night on Saturday, raising over over £1100 for their Summer expedition. https://t.co/z9207uJ7Ah

05/02/18

The Theme of the Week: Safer Internet Week - Be Knowledgeable about Safety. Assemblies and tutor times will be based on the theme.

05/02/18

Congratulations ladies, excellent team work! https://t.co/Ax9AXeExlH

05/02/18

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

Become a qualified builder by doing an ! This is a brilliant opportunity in the Dartford/Gravesend area to earn while you learn. Go to - https://t.co/5SpKlhht5v https://t.co/WFgnBS9lMs

05/02/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Wondering if take up a career in Primary or History teaching on our School Direct programme whether there will be good places for trips? What could be better than the home of the Boleyns?! https://t.co/LeLdlio1cX

02/02/18

Congratulations to Megan in 7A who recently attended the Leon Paul Fencing Tournament in Stratford-upon-Avon. Megan competed in the U13's and came a respectable 9th. Well done Megan and good luck for your tournament in London this weekend. https://t.co/iqdrbUEduO

02/02/18

Thank you to everyone for donating to for the Non Uniform Day today. Do not forget there is still plenty of time to sponsor the team of Invicta staff taking part in the Headcorn Half Marathon on Sunday, 25 February. https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO https://t.co/FVybZcKQ3m

01/02/18

7S were investigating how the brightness charges according to the number of bulbs and batteries. Mollie, Digital Leader https://t.co/6mnBMOaR6c

01/02/18

On your marks get set go! 8A in their PE lesson. Heidi, Digital Leader https://t.co/C9Pi5MBo8l

01/02/18

We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: https://t.co/ZB7cdBXlV3 Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself! https://t.co/DGjdwY3M3g

01/02/18

Have you read Invicta's School Blog this week, written by Senior Prefect Erin-Jane? https://t.co/5BoYIJLFAv https://t.co/gFEtSkBduQ

01/02/18

Congratulations Maddie! https://t.co/lY0z9PCwJ7

31/01/18

A2 Computer Science students in their lesson learning about Turing machine, with a hands on approach! https://t.co/0j9L6TpZdc

31/01/18

Invicta Grammar School remains the most popular first preference for selective pupils. See the article in the latest edition of the Downs Mail. https://t.co/BBT4lbqtNi

31/01/18

7T have been learning about Fair Trade and Globalisation in Geography. They have been working hard for 20 minutes, making paper bags, in poor conditions and with no electricity! Rachel, Digital Leader https://t.co/bVQY5iPATs

Latest News

Posted on: February 1st 2017

Invicta Mini Model United Nations (MUN) Debate

Student Emily Read sent us this report:

“On the morning of 1 February, students from Aylesford, Offham, Loose and Lunsford Primary Schools attended the Invicta Mini Model United Nations (MUN) debate. The primary school students collaborated with Invicta students to debate on the topic of ‘Life Below Water’, one of the UN’s 17 global goals for sustainable development. The opening speech highlighted the problems many nations face in terms of aquaculture, such as pollution, the extinction of marine species, and the death of coastal ecosystems. The dangers posed by global warming were also stressed by the chairs. The resolution was then presented to the delegations, with 5 articles concerning the protection of the oceans. These included the proposal for the proper treatment of sewage, asked for financial and construction aid from richer nations for less developed nations to ensure UN aquatic standards are met, requested countries that create manmade aquatic disasters to pay for the damage and asked countries with marine borders to dedicate 5% of their GDP to aid the conservation of marine species. The final article asked that countries to be advocated for responsible aqua-tourism through education and/or fines.

After the opening speech and a reminder of the official procedures, delegations had the time to lobby with the other delegations, form alliances and develop their stance on the articles presented to them. We were pleased to see all delegations getting involved and communicating with other countries to ensure they had a strong opinion and presence for the coming debate.

The delegation of South Africa were the first brave students to start off the debate on Article 1. After their stance, the debate quickly got under way with students representing France and the United States expressing their opinions and the delegation of India proposing the first amendment. India and Russia chose to combine their amendments, as the proposal of incremental change (India) seemed to fit in with Russia’s proposal that each nation receive financial aid from the UN and the World Bank. This amendment was then seconded by China, France and Iran. This amendment was then voted on, and with an 8 to 1 majority, the amendment passed. The vote for the first article also passed with the same 8 to 1 majority.

The debate on Article 1 allowed the students to get a feel for how the debate worked. Therefore, Article 2 was discussed with more confidence. Delegations such as Australia and Iran were able to make their voice heard where they previously had not done, with China and Australia both proposing amendments. Both amendments passed, meaning that economically advanced countries providing aid should be in the G7 and that voluntary aid was to be given by more advanced nations.

Article 3 was highly controversial to many countries, as it meant that their own nation would have to pay for any manmade marine disasters. India proposed an amendment that almost all delegations agreed with, stating that the company that caused the disaster would be held responsible rather than the country. India’s amendment passed with all delegations voting in favour of it.

 The chairs then changed a rule of procedure, stating that countries could now make as many amendments as they wished, rather than the previous rule which restricted delegations to only two amendments throughout the entire debate. This allowed for more opinions to be expressed by the delegations, and gave them more material to bring to the debate, which all students took in their stride.

The new rule of procedure made the discussion on Article 4 all the more lively as all delegations expressed their views. It seemed that most delegations disagreed with the article, stating that the 5% of their GDP was far too high to dedicate to conservation efforts. However, Australia seemed to feel the exact opposite, as they stated that 5% was too little, justifying this with the fact that much of their income comes from tourism around the Great Barrier Reef. Iran proposed an amendment stating that the percentage should be proportionate to their GDP. The USA responded by amending the article to a 0.1% contribution, with Russia then proposed that the percentage should be lowered to 0.01%. Article 4, a clarification amendment from China and Russia’s amendment all passed.

As the debate came to a close with the final article being discussed and the final vote on the resolution, we can truly say that we were very impressed with the contribution of all students, especially those from primary schools, as they fully complied with the rules of procedure and threw themselves into the debate. All articles debated were done so with enthusiasm, and each article was amended in the spirit of UN cooperation, so much so that the resolution was voted in favour for by each delegation. Their professionalism and dedication made this year’s Mini MUN a great experience for everyone involved, and therefore we would like to thank them for their participation.”

Thank you to Mrs Ricks and Miss Laming, who have been working so hard with the preparation and planning the preparation days as well as today’s event.

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