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24/05/18

Congratulations to Year 7 who came joint 1st at the STEM Engineering Finals at BAE Engineering today! https://t.co/CH6eFmlrGH

24/05/18

Momentum is gathering for the final day of Set Your Hands Free week at Invicta. How will staff manage without their iPads, Macbooks, IWBs, MMP, visualisers, email, the Internet........ https://t.co/f2PkoNr46V

24/05/18

In 7G’s science lesson today they were building their own rollercoasters. They were investigating kinetic and gravitational potential energy. https://t.co/hdziXXbTo9

24/05/18

We are very proud of the students too! https://t.co/4g6etTe20V

23/05/18

Invicta Students have been enjoying their 'Set Your Hands Free' time this week and have been writing their messages on the hand notes in reception. https://t.co/Ve5AP4dICU

23/05/18

Foundation (MMF) held an evening for members from Invicta to show parents and students how Invicta works closely with the museum and the advantages of such a pilot partnership. The tour centred on the Egyptian mummy in the refurbished Ancient Lives Gallery. https://t.co/905YRu7Qao

22/05/18

Year 8’s freeze frames inspired by Wilfred Owens poem ‘Exposure’. Abigail 8V, Digital Leader https://t.co/QaldcZEGNV

22/05/18

7V in their science lesson, experimenting energy and creating their own roller coasters using marbles, clamps and wires. Lily, Digital Leader https://t.co/1GoXu4eJGa

22/05/18

The inaugural Informal Concert was held in the Auditorium. The audience was treated to a variety of solo performances and duets, with pieces ranging from Mozart to Muse. The Chamber Choir finished the afternoon with a thrilling performance of 'Old Albram Brown' by Britten.

22/05/18

Invicta recently hosted the exciting Invicta Cooks Competition. There were 28 finalists who worked in pairs and ‘cooked off’ against each other. We were delighted to welcome Head Chef Lee Edney and PR Director Anne Herring from the The Swan West Malling who supported this event. https://t.co/wxgpJtFvcq

22/05/18

Belgium teachers were welcomed visitors to Invicta and Valley Park Schools, observing and teaching some lessons, and touring the schools. They were very impressed with our use of technology and interactive lessons. https://t.co/VpR6RzLvNQ

22/05/18

Around 30 Year 5 students came to Invicta for a workshop on The Charleston Dance from the roaring 20's. The dance is energetic, fun and has a lot of fast footwork. After the Charleston, they created their own dance routines. They also learnt facts about the dance and the 1920’s. https://t.co/rHPjFsYWT7

22/05/18

Well done to Lucinda in Year 8 who is going to have over 12 inches of her hair cut off to raise money, and for her hair will be used to make a wig for The Little Princess Trust. Donations can be made to her just giving page: https://t.co/Z00oQV1gHH. https://t.co/gwgcFlULJS

22/05/18

The West Kent Befriending Service has been one of Invicta's RAG Charities for the last year. There was an article in this week about the charity who are trying to raise extra funds for their befriending service and can be sponsored via: https://t.co/Mc37eFrdZy https://t.co/zZoi3nYc6F

21/05/18

Thank you to everyone that attended the Year 5 Open Evening. We hope you enjoyed your lesson! We look forward to welcoming you to the next event on Saturday, 23 June 2018. https://t.co/FZuo2tYziQ

21/05/18

Congratulations to Niamh in 7C who is re-qualifying for her Karate Blackbelt, with a view to going for her second Dan in October. The Camber Sands physical training was a full 4 hours of running up and down sand dunes, push ups in the sea, Katas, and other exercises. https://t.co/XtfsYFsN1n

21/05/18

Congratulations to Niamh in 7C who recently competed in her Swimming Club Gala, finishing 1st in the 4 x 1 Individual Medley, 1st in 50m Backstroke, 2nd in 50m Butterfly, and 3rd in 50m Backstroke. https://t.co/kZflF9WIOD

21/05/18

Well done to Jasmine in 11I and Ellie in 11C who played for Maidstone United under 16 Ladies in the Kent League Cup Final on Sunday 13 May against Canterbury City and won 5-2! https://t.co/mktTHeYOxB

21/05/18

Year 8 student led revision session on file size conversions. https://t.co/eMOWVfC1tE

21/05/18

The Theme of the Week: Be principled about Science and Technology. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

18/05/18

We look forward to welcoming parents with daughters in Year 5 to our 'Year 5 Open Evening' on Monday, 21 May 2018 at 6pm. https://t.co/fFhIzfxavC

18/05/18

On Tuesday, Year 5 students enjoyed a dance workshop on 'The Charleston Dance' from the roaring 20's! Students performed with as much energy as The Charleston demands with lots of characterisation! Thank you Miss Palin. https://t.co/lwJL05RRxk

17/05/18

Some pictures from the Year 13 Germany themed History bake off today! https://t.co/KAnsyKUOtV

17/05/18

Well done to Hannah in Year 8 who has auditioned and been accepted to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance starting this September. https://t.co/OBGdlTLrG9

17/05/18

Congratulations to Thibau in Year 12 who is 1 of 5 winners of a research trip to a Hong Kong University to undertake a summer school out there. His entry was a 15 page booklet based on “Hong Kong: The Best Place For Start-Up Entrepreneurs." https://t.co/fHRa2ZMAN7

17/05/18

Have you read any of the Invicta school blogs recently? https://t.co/IkFzogwz5c https://t.co/lms1et8icS

16/05/18

Invicta's D of E POP group have been practicing erecting and folding away the tents in preparation for their next expedition. https://t.co/lvNREupmi2

16/05/18

We are very proud that Rudi Dharmalingham was a student at https://t.co/DgxPGn9rJr

15/05/18

Hadlow College are holding a Country Fair and Open Day on Saturday 16 June with many demonstrations and activities.

15/05/18

Invicta will be holding a non-uniform day on Thursday raising money for their RAG charities. https://t.co/WLz10Up7fv

15/05/18

Exciting news! Students are now able to use their KCC Travel Pass on buses in the evening, during school holidays and at weekends!

15/05/18

Well done and thank you to the Year 9 students who made an amazing selection of cakes for the Heart of Kent Hospice Bluebell Walk on Sunday, 6 May. The cake table raised £900.30 at the event! https://t.co/G74qFKNOiW

15/05/18

Well done to Abigail in 7I who participated the Dance Competition ‘Starpower’. Abigail performed two dances; Cheerleading, with 4¾ stars, 1st place in her category and 5th overall and Contemporary with 5 stars, 1st place in her category and 1st overall. https://t.co/zW9ebwfMcu

15/05/18

Congratulations to Chloe in 7N who competed in a show jumping competition at her riding school - Horseshoes Riding School. She managed to get a clear round with no faults. Chloe also competed in four races and came first in all of them! https://t.co/FoCYSERh9T

15/05/18

Well done to Amelia in 7A who took part in an annual horse event. Amelia jumped a clear round, placed 5th in the team obstacle, and 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th in races! https://t.co/MZb89FNK9B

14/05/18

Retweeted From Get Into Teaching

"I didn’t find my confidence until I led my own class. During my training year I was constantly doubting my abilities but when I began my NQT year, the doubt washed away and I began to relax in the classroom." Top tips for your NQT year from https://t.co/42MVqx6B6m

14/05/18

Retweeted From Kent-Teach

Do you have some keen photographers in your class? They could enter the photography competition and be in with the chance to feature in next year's calendar! Full details on their website: https://t.co/cxVTUOnS4T https://t.co/I1DEYYEe4w

14/05/18

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

11/05/18

Well done to Amelia in 7A who took part in an annual horse event with clear round success! Well done also to Chloe in 7N, Becky in 7C and Ella in 7A who all competed at Horseshoes Riding Club in Loose! Chloe placing 1st and Becky & Ella securing 1st & 2nd in the obstacle course! https://t.co/rHAdzQteNG

11/05/18

Good luck to the Bronze students currently on their practice expedition at Hopehill Scout Camp Site in Meopham. We hope you are enjoying the sunshine!

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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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