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21/02/18

Retweeted From Get Into Teaching

Could you help to underpin the future of physics and engineering? Train to teach physics with a £28k tax-free IOP Scholarship https://t.co/Hn18bAZoGd https://t.co/RYQJGjlEBr

20/02/18

Our class has been using Language Gym during our Spanish lessons. Sophie, 8G Digital Leader https://t.co/l3ByKb4Dm6

20/02/18

Congratulations to the Invicta Equestrian Team! Amelia qualified for the County Championships to be held in April and won the 80cm class. The team came 3rd. Amelia then went on to come 4th in the 90cm class. https://t.co/ASXQ37kQJa

20/02/18

The World Challenge students recently organised a Quiz Night at Invicta in order to raise money for their trip to Cambodia in July. Over 100 guests arriving to support them and to test their knowledge in the 10 rounds organised! An amazing £1110.52 was raised! https://t.co/Q3u0vFpWUU

20/02/18

Well done to Charlotte 10V, who recently competed in the regional final of the Future Chef Competition. Charlotte was crowned runner up of the competition – an amazing achievement! https://t.co/NsTGNcD7BC

20/02/18

Well done Ellie 12C, she made her debut with U19 Netball Squad, playing their first two matches of the NPL (National Performance League) at Worcester University winning both matches comfortably. There are many games up until April culminating in a major tournament. https://t.co/4Keyu6ioNs

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

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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

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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

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05/02/18

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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

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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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