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23/04/18

Invicta Grammar School has been recognised for its excellence by becoming a member of the SSAT Leading Edge network, a national group of exclusively high-performing secondary and special schools. https://t.co/F0ziwrr124

23/04/18

Invicta has been successful in achieving the Inclusion Quality Mark for the school. Inclusion promotes equal opportunities for all students, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. https://t.co/wOyHkOpj1c

23/04/18

Monday to Thursday lunchtimes this week, students will holding their Business and Enterprise Spring Fair raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. https://t.co/stQkFn4g7d

23/04/18

Invicta students will be making cakes for the Heart of Kent Bluebell Walk cake table on Sunday 6 May. https://t.co/FTcKouDjae

23/04/18

Congratulations to Amelia in Year 7 who competed at the County Showjumping Championships as one of the youngest competitors. In the warm up event she came 2nd out of 63 riders. On Saturday qualified her for the next round, unfortunately she did not make it to the final round. https://t.co/Kcx8WjzhiM

23/04/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

20/04/18

Year 12 and Year 13 enjoying the sunshine and a game of rounders at lunchtime today. Better luck next time Year 13! Thank you to Miss Abbott for organising it. https://t.co/7wPf1ePk6L

20/04/18

We look forward to welcoming all our New Entrants to their Language Workshops tomorrow, Saturday, 21 April 2018. See you there!

19/04/18

Student led tutorial showing how to import original material from garage band into Scratch. Jess, Digital Leader https://t.co/vGtRn3oK6L

19/04/18

Today's lecture starts at 3.30pm for Years 9-13. We are very pleased to have Thane Campbell, a PhD student from Edinburgh University, coming to Invicta to share his PhD research on the latest imaging equipment for the Proteus project for the medical sector.

19/04/18

Congratulations to Eleanor, in Year 8, who recently played her harp at the Mayor's Reception for Judge Carey in the Town Hall. Mr Greer described her performance as stunning!

18/04/18

The frames have propolis (bee glue) on them, which is a resin-like substance. The keepers also add syrup to the feeder. https://t.co/FQdpUFHfX2

18/04/18

Attending to Invicta's hives and adding syrup to the feeder. We hope we get another bumper crop of excellent honey again this year! https://t.co/gzr8wsuPaM

17/04/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Did you miss our last Train to Teach Day? Not to worry, join us on Tuesday 22 May for our next Train to Teach Day. https://t.co/awlexhgHbL

17/04/18

Binary poem written by Katie in Year 7 to support her computer science revision. https://t.co/hGA2LFcBwL

17/04/18

7V were testing acids and alkalis in a fun and interactive science lesson. Lily, Digital Leader https://t.co/phdjUWDjid

17/04/18

Photosynthesis in elodea, pond weeds in Year 8 Biology lesson, and counting bubbles of oxygen to determine rate of photosynthesis. https://t.co/k2oFY7sJSF

17/04/18

Year 11 scientists are excited to try out the new 'Required Practical' Questions on Tassomai - 150 new questions to support their revision. https://t.co/rXAez0BnrN

17/04/18

We hope to see you here! https://t.co/QkQntpC633

16/04/18

Never too old to make a daisy chain! https://t.co/rBdDvULFkp

16/04/18

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold practice weekend went very well for Invicta students, apart from a grey start to the day. https://t.co/1NQLJVVPaD

16/04/18

Congratulations to our 3 persons Invicta team whose entry into the KM Bright Sparks Award has been accepted. We wish them well.

16/04/18

Students and Staff enjoyed their fantastic ski trip to Italy during the Easter break, both on and off the slopes! https://t.co/J4fXSLKJgd

16/04/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Disciplined. Assemblies and Tutor Time will be based on the theme.

16/04/18

Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you had a lovely time.

29/03/18

Well done to Angel in 8N who represented Medway Rugby Football Club on Sunday, 25 March at the Kent U13 Tournament at Priestfields, Rochester. They came 2nd overall out of 5 teams and Angel received a medal for taking part in the games!

29/03/18

Adventure athlete Sophie Radcliffe is at Invicta speaking to Year 9 about confidence and passion for life. https://t.co/pRsIlnaKcb

29/03/18

Students from Book Club enjoyed their visit to South East Schools Themed Book Awards evening to hear authors Patrice Lawrence and Juno Dawson speak. https://t.co/HqzOSwq0ko

29/03/18

Congratulations to Sophie in 13S - her fantastic alternative book cover won first prize South East Schools Themed Book Awards ceremony. https://t.co/3NdJZkTMhg

29/03/18

Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students baked and decorated sponge cakes. Prior to this they investigated the ingredients in cakes and why each ingredient is important. The cakes produced are stunning and each one is individual with very professional presentation. https://t.co/zkORupvftx

28/03/18

Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight at our New Entrants' Evening. We shall look forward to seeing you at our Languages Workshops on Saturday, 21 April! https://t.co/FnwkjyDLPF

28/03/18

We are ready and waiting for the new Year 7's to arrive for their New Entrants' Welcome Evening. See you soon! https://t.co/t54vJyxOQw

28/03/18

We look forward to welcoming our New Year 7 at our New Entrants' Welcome Evening tonight. Congratulations to them all!

28/03/18

Pictures from the Art STEM session yesterday lunchtime of walking rainbow water and erupting colour. https://t.co/JWXZUR3l9i

28/03/18

A Year 5 pupil who attended a recent Art and DT Workshop kindly created a card for our staff in appreciation! https://t.co/ZWQ8bLhZfc

28/03/18

Year 8 Testing a leaf for the production of starch. The leaf, when boiled and the chlorophyll destroyed with ethanol, can be tested with yellow iodine. If starch is present then the leaf turns blue black. https://t.co/fdpV5SpnO8

27/03/18

Students and staff have been helping to raise funds for Guide Dogs with an Easter Fair this lunchtime. https://t.co/JtDQ510yVJ

27/03/18

Strangely coloured flowers demonstrating water transport in plants in the Year 9 Biology lesson today. https://t.co/wCc84xIsjE

27/03/18

The image of a practical setup for A level Physics looking at Potential Divider equations. The potential difference from the power supply is shared out between the fixed resistor and the thermistor, a non-ohmic device where the resistance varies with temperature. https://t.co/3pX4YiLsvV

26/03/18

Invicta will be holding an Easter Fair for the students and staff tomorrow to raise funds for Guide Dogs https://t.co/CVwXJRy8bi

WWI Diary 1914

3 January The last horse-drawn bus made its final journey through Beckenham.
15 January Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty threatened to resign from the
Government in protest against Ministerial opposition to higher naval expenditure.
9 February The wireless pioneer Marconi announces that he can light a lamp six miles away
by wireless power.
25 February Ulster's opposition to Home Rule for Ireland means the country was drifting towards
civil war.  The parliamentary Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) has 1000,000 armed men
and warned there would be bloodshed if the Home Rule bill should every become law.
13 April Mr Bernard Shaw's new play Pygmalion opened in London.
April Cricket ball makers at Penshurst and Tonbridge are among thousands of workers
throughout the Country on strike for higher wages.  Building workers came out in
January followed by Yorkshire miners in March.
14 May Rochester Bridge was opened by the Countess Darnley of Cobham.  It took 3 years
to build and cost £80,000.
20 June The world's biggest liner, The Bismarck, is launched by The Kaiser in Hamburg.
28 June Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne and his wife,
the Duchess of Hohenburg were assassinated as they drove through Sarajevo,
the capital of Bosnia.
28 July Austria declares war on Serbia.
30 July The German Kaiser Wilhelm III warns the Czar of Russia that Germany will
mobilise unless Russia withdraws the mobilisation orders of 1,200,000 troops.
30 July The Government agrees to shelve the Irish Home Rule bill due to the crisis in Europe.
July Work on a newly commissioned airship base at Kingsnorth on the Hoo peninsula
began and it was considered to be the most important and largest airship station in
the Country.
1 August The Kaiser declares war on his cousin, the Czar.  The Royal Navy was mobilised.
3 August Germany declares war on France.  Britain says it will stand by the 1839 Treaty of
London guaranteeing Belgium neutrality and will protect French coasts.
4 August Germany invades Belgium and Britain declares war against Germany.
6 August Austria declares war on Russia.
Serbia declares war on Germany.
Germany and Austria threaten to attack Italy if she refuses to announce neutrality.
16 August Germany takes Liege after fierce Belgian resistance.
17 August Field Marshal Sir John French and his British Expeditionary Force land in France.
23 August   Russian troops penetrate 50 miles into Prussia.
Japan declares war on Germany.
Brussels falls.
31 August British troops are engaged in a bitter struggle for the town of Mons.
Bloody battles are being fought in the ever-shifting line from Belgium in the north
to Lorraine in the south.
The Russian army have suffered a terrible defeat on the Eastern Front along the
borders of East Prussia.
7 September The first bomb falls on London.
The Royal Flying Corps throw steel darts out of their aircraft into the German trenches.
9 September The Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, has called for another 50,000 men to sign
up for the army.  The army's strength is now 825,000 and almost as many men
are joining in a day as are normally recruited in a year.  Thousands are from Kent.
12 September German troops take Ghent and Lille.  Rheims has already fallen.
12 September Germans in retreat from Paris after decisive battles on the Western Front.
18 September Crayford inventor Hiram Maxim reveals his ant-Zeppelin incendiary bullet.
23 September Zeppelin sheds at Dusseldorf are bombed by British aeroplanes.
Three British cruisers have been sunk off the Netherlands.
28 September Turkey attacks Russian ports.
September Gravesend Grammar Schools for boys and girls are opened.  They had previously
been educated in a co-educational school.
10-17 October More than 5,000 Belgian refugees and wounded soldiers were brought into Dover.
28 October Police round up aliens across the country.  Concentration camps are set up in Kent.
29 October The Ramsgate fishing vessel, Our Tom, is blown up by a German mine killing all hands.
26 November HMS Bulwark blows up in the harbour at Sheerness, 700 are killed.
Income tax is doubled to pay for the war.
8 December HMS Kent sinks the German cruiser Nurnberg in the Battle of the Falkland Islands.
24 December An aerial bomb falls on Dover.
28 December SS Montrose, intended as a blockship in Dover Harbour was blown out to sea and
was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands.