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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 14th 2017

Geography Field Trip to Iceland

Below is a write up from some of the students who attended the Geography Field Trip to Iceland, which took place between 9-14 February. Thank you to Mrs Dixon, Miss Pope and Miss Hind for organising and accompanying the students on this trip!

Day 1

An excited group of 25 students from Years 9-12 left for Heathrow after school. We had time to browse the shops in Terminal 2 before our flight with Icelandair. On arrival, we transferred to the Keflavik Bed and Breakfast ready to sleep, in order to be prepared for the adventures ahead.

Day 2

We started our trip by heading to the Blue Lagoon, located just 20 minutes from the hotel. On arrival, we could see the steam rising from the warm geothermal lakes and saw a glimpse of the blue water we would soon bathe in. The water was incredibly warm (38 degrees) and relaxing.  Everyone headed straight to the silica mud supply to make face masks and took masses of photos. The whole Blue Lagoon experience as a whole is something never to be forgotten and definitely recommended.

In the afternoon, we visited the Hverageroi Geothermal Centre; a collection of natural hot bubbling pools. When we arrived, we were taken on a tour around the hot springs and their formation was explained to us. The lady was very friendly, and cooked us some Icelandic bread and eggs in the steam from the hot springs. The bread tasted different from anything before; it was a mix between cake and bread, but was very nice! We stayed at a family run converted farmhouse in the countryside that night; many of us relaxing in their hot tubs before dinner.

Day 3

This was an action packed day. We started by visiting two impressive waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss. At the second one, we climbed up to a viewpoint at the very top of the waterfall, so that you could see everything 60 m below you; the view was amazing! Later on, we went glacier walking on Solheimajokull. On arrival, we were equipped with crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets. The trek was tiring but fun and the scenery was breath-taking. In the afternoon, we visited the “Black Beaches “at Reynishverfi to see incredible examples of stumps, stacks, caves and arches. The final stop of the day was Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre where we saw a film made by the family who live and farm right under the famous volcano that erupted in 2010. It was interesting to see how they were affected by it all.

Day 4

After a quick stop to walk around the crater lake of Kerid volcano, we arrived at Gulfoss. This was the largest waterfall we visited during our trip to Iceland, being very wide and long. We could not get as close as the other two, but there was a footpath leading along and around the whole of the falls so you could still see the beautiful river and all the drops and you could get so many amazing photos.

Nearby was Geysir – “Strokkur” one of the few spouting geysers in the world erupting every 5-7 minutes. We enjoyed the geysers very much; they were amazing and we got some brilliant photos and slow motion videos. In the afternoon, we went to Thingvellir National Park. Iceland is located on a constructive plate boundary. This means that the Eurasian plate and the North American plate are drifting apart from each other at 2cm a year, creating new land in between. The walk took about 30-40 minutes and on the way we saw volcanic rocks and magnificent views. Our journey had now taken us back to Reykjavik, where we had pizza and pasta in a town centre restaurant.

Day 5

After breakfast, we headed for a tour and film presentation at Geothermal Power Station; we found out that 90% of the population use geothermal energy. The next highlight we experienced was caving in lava tubes. Lava tubes are formed when magma travels through the rock quickly and leaves a passageway underground in the volcano. The caving was hard at times as there were areas where rocks had fallen from the roof of the tunnel but there were larger openings between the small spaces. When the tunnel reached a dead end we all turned out the lights on our helmets and were told scary ghost stories. Some of us thought that we could see our hands in the dark, but we were told it was impossible and it was actually just our brain playing tricks on us.

Reykjavik was the next stop and the first thing we noticed were the colourful and orderly rows of houses surrounded by sea and snow-capped mountains – it is strange to think that this is the Icelandic people's equivalent of London! We were allowed some free time in Reykjavik city centre and we discovered how welcoming and friendly it was. The Hamburger factory was appreciated by all of us at dinner time. A night none of us will be quick to forget was visiting the outdoor swimming pool. It was really fun, especially the water slide as we were allowed to go down in pairs and it was hilarious. We also went in the hot tubs which were really good as it was so cold outside!

Day 6

Unfortunately, we had to fly home today, but not before enjoying some last minute shopping and visiting the bridge over the continents, and a final look at the boiling mud pools.

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