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23/11/17

Thank you to everyone who came to our Autumn Concert. It was an excellent evening with talented students performing a wide range of music. https://t.co/9nerGISK2M

23/11/17

We are very proud of her! https://t.co/rud5ymV2tR

23/11/17

A fascinating talk from Dr Heather Campbell on Monday to our A level physics students on astronomy and the study of supernova in cosmology. Thank you for an excellent insight into physics and astronomy at university which has inspired our students from Year 11 to Year 13. https://t.co/cbcsJPSJff

23/11/17

Students from 7N in their BEN class (Business and Enterprise) working on their product designs, ready for selling them to the rest of Invicta later this year. Lucy 7N, Digital Leader https://t.co/zDatA9vAZV

23/11/17

Congratulations to Millie 10V, who was a finalist at the Award at East Kent College in Broadstairs. She cooked off against 4 senior category finalists making venison with sweet and sour parsnips, curly kale and blackberry jus and sticky toffee apple pudding. https://t.co/RpFgpf9AkM

23/11/17

Codes and cyphers POP was very successful in the National Cypher Challenge. Maddie Year 8, Digital Leader. https://t.co/V08UX2d4vP

22/11/17

Congratulations to Maddie in Year 12 who has been selected for the England Women's U17 Testing Camp. Good luck! https://t.co/JMivwyxZs8

22/11/17

Our fantastic students completed the Bebras Challenge 2017. Hajiya Year 8, Digital Leader https://t.co/NxN3ffNuvs

22/11/17

Yesterday, Invicta held the first heat of the 2017-18 Secondary Maths Challenge. 16 teams took part, each of them undertaking a variety of different Mathematical challenges. The winners on the day were Simon Langton Boys School, with Invicta a very creditable second place. https://t.co/w0uruULITN

22/11/17

A Year 8 student at work during our Textiles lesson. Jennifer 7C, Digital Leader https://t.co/AXvzfr8ohQ

22/11/17

Year 8 practicing their French after getting their test results back. Lucy and Beth 8N, Digital Leaders https://t.co/RHKeA4CBcs

22/11/17

We're looking forward to the 'Young Chamber Business Lunch' this Friday. We will welcome guest speakers, Helen Grant and Paul Wookey from Locate in Kent, together with VIP guests, Helen Whately and the Mayor and Mayoress of Maidstone .

22/11/17

Beautiful bread made by 8S. Toni, Digital Leader https://t.co/aaxrzWsakk

22/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Lovely to meet with one of past students who is applying for teaching next year 😀😀

22/11/17

Photos from 7V's lesson - creating and designing their own leisure centres. Lily 7V, Digital Leader https://t.co/FEDeZi6BWe

21/11/17

7V enjoying reading the amazing story of Stone Cold by Robert Swindells! Lily 7V https://t.co/sKPH9RKjfy

21/11/17

Retweeted From Kent-Teach

What a great guest to have in the school 😲. A really good inspiration for your students too!

20/11/17

Dr Heather Campbell, Astrologer, has been at Invicta today giving talks to Year 13 students. https://t.co/uw60xzNVIA

20/11/17

We look forward to welcoming you to our Autumn Concert on Wednesday evening at 7pm. https://t.co/LdTw9HTrd1

20/11/17

Congratulations to Eleanor in 9A, who was invited to attend and perform at a celebration dinner for the 10th Anniversary of the Young Lives Foundation at Allington Castle on Wednesday, 8 November. https://t.co/NaY2I9GQTN

20/11/17

An exciting science lesson on Atoms, Elements and Compounds lesson with 8V. Abigail, Digital Leader https://t.co/1vCrwcNyYe

20/11/17

We are all loving learning a new instrument, the ukulele! Inara and Rachel, 7T Digital Leaders https://t.co/9CesJlkMrY

20/11/17

Year 8’s working on their designs in their Design Technology Resistant Materials lessons. Mary Ellis 8S, Digital Leader https://t.co/yiCYgJeLp8

20/11/17

The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Politics and Economics. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

20/11/17

We are proud that our students form part of the image, it looks amazing! https://t.co/8bZYPAIJUi

20/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Lovely day with our visitors who are looking to next year with vists to and East Borough Primary School 😀

20/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Get that and apply for with us in Maidstone, Kent! Primary & Secondary courses with bursaries of up to £26,000 available for some subjects. eMail us to find out more: vitsa.org.uk

20/11/17

Retweeted From Kent Young Chef

This time next week our 8 finalists will be cooking up a storm in the Live Final to be crowned 2017! Good luck to all our amazing finalists. Thx to our judges and sponsors for making it possible https://t.co/azZBtp7cCj

20/11/17

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Announcing the winners of our Bake-off. Thanks to for judging. https://t.co/niUKCwjZIo

17/11/17

Don't miss out. Tickets are still available for the second Broadening Horizons Production to see 'An American in Paris' at The London Palladium next Friday, 24 November. Tickets available via Wisepay. https://t.co/To7vpyIF4O

17/11/17

Good luck to Bryony in 7T who is busy training hard to complete an Iron Man later this month. (2.4mile swim/112 mile bike ride/26 mile run.) Raising funds for as her Nanny has cancer. If you would like to donate visit . https://t.co/30OVaRvuVa

17/11/17

Some Year 6's had fun this week at the Team Invicta Games Workshop. Thank you to Miss Abbott for taking the session. https://t.co/TNxCxyN9uf

17/11/17

There are lots of spots in school today. Thank you for all your donations . https://t.co/n1iww1Vcej

16/11/17

Thank you for the training! https://t.co/YvN1y12iXX

16/11/17

Thank you to everyone who created a gift box for 2017 Operation Christmas Child, we are sure the children who receive the boxes will be extremely grateful. https://t.co/Rn9HD3ShIW

16/11/17

Invicta students attended the Pretty Curious Event and Detling Showground run by . They had to create electronic circuits and drones using clip together electronics called little bits. There were about 20 teams and our teams did extremely well. https://t.co/HsGaavzArT

16/11/17

On 15 November the Junior Interact and Junior Young Chamber POP groups invited the Invicta Over 60s group to a Barn Dance. The students made decorations of bunting and paper chains, as well as homemade cup cakes for the afternoon tea. Everyone showed off their dancing skills! https://t.co/1sP9YgYy7d

16/11/17

Year 8 students in POP creating Beautiful Words. Creating art based on our favourite books! Mono printing, drawing, sculptures etc. Madison, Year 8, Digital Leader https://t.co/GjKQdlH0Yg

15/11/17

Invicta’s bees are doing well and we had a good honey harvest, which the girls enjoyed collecting. We are selling the honey to raise money to buy some new bee suits. Beekeeping continues to help girls towards their D of E award, either as a skill or as community service. https://t.co/8JhFMpPimb

15/11/17

Would you be interested in volunteering to help here at Invicta or at one of the VIAT primary schools? We are looking for parents or grandparents to volunteer to help with Art or read with our children in all phases of primary; from the youngest children in Y1 to the oldest in Y6 https://t.co/2PQ4q0G7jQ

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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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