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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

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

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Posted on: March 2nd 2015

We were extremely fortunate to welcome Justin Cooke, a high profile speaker to Invicta. We were extremely fortunate to welcome Justin Cooke, a high profile speaker to Invicta.

Justin is the Founder of POSSIBLE UK, WPP Digital’s largest global agency.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of FutureLearn, one of the world's largest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Platforms, along with being a Member of the No. 10 Downing Street Digital Advisory Board for the GREAT Campaign.  Wired Magazine listed him in its Top 100 survey of Britain's experienced digital power-brokers and, in June 2013, Econsultancy ranked him the second most influential person in UK digital. To cap an amazing 12 months in September 2013, he was inducted into the British Digital Hall of Fame.  So, you can see why it was a superb opportunity for our students to listen to someone like Justin.

Justin is an inspirational speaker, working on behalf of the Speakers for Schools Charity – an organization providing schools with talks from a range of industry leading professionals and academics.  The network consists of 950 speakers who donate their time to speak about their background and area of expertise, to provide stimulating experiences for students. 

Our students learnt how Justin, as a former Chair and now an Ambassador of the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), the industry body for everyone working in digital Britain and yet, he discovered digital media while studying Drama at the University of Manchester. This was a superb message for our students and one that I advocate – you can combine academic studies with vocational learning.  Listening to him, it was very clear that his drama skills gave him the confidence to believe in himself.  Justin provided a pertinent message by explaining that in life, it is important to have self-belief but that you must also listen to others.  In talking to students and staff after his speech, it was clear that this was a strong message.  Equally, he explained that we must not be afraid of making mistakes.  His experiences of learning from mistakes were ‘real’ and ‘heart-felt’ and as a result, this was well received by all of us.  I was so pleased, as this is something that we encourage students to accept and remember for life.  One particular aspect of Justin’s speech that was of great value was the fact that ‘if you enjoy what you do, you will not see it as work’.  I really liked this idea because it is essentially what I would like for all my students and staff.  I know that in reality, there will always be times when it is tough and we think of ‘work’ as hard and a struggle. However, I also endorse the point that you ‘get back, what you put into your work.’  But, to enjoy what you do, really does make the ‘world of work’ rewarding and nowhere near as hard!

Justin is deeply passionate about ‘investing in harnessing digital’s power to change the world in pioneering, transformational and measurable ways’. I am hoping that we too, have a large number of students who will now be inspired to be equally, as keen to change things using Justin’s concepts of ‘loving’ what you do, whilst understanding that mistakes are ‘positive’ if we learn from them, along with the need to have faith in our own ability.  What an inspirational message!  I shall look forward to seeing our students continue to be motivated by such eloquent speakers.  Thank you Justin and thank you too, to Speakers for Schools who are doing such a great job in enabling such a thought-provoking scheme.