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15/06/18

Thank you to everyone that attended our Alumni event this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Until next time... https://t.co/bRy4JuGYKM

15/06/18

Good luck to all of the Bronze participants completing their Assessed Expedition this weekend.

15/06/18

Congratulations to Keira in 8S who attended the British Baton Twirling Association Nationals in Southampton. She gained a 2nd and 3rd in her solo events, and won 3 1sts in her team events! Well done Keira. https://t.co/teJP3IX3ug

14/06/18

On 14 June, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7, keep up the good work! https://t.co/zofTMROLcj

12/06/18

On 12 June, Year 7 and Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done to Year 7 and Year 8, keep up the good work! https://t.co/4y5ZBYJ2sq

12/06/18

Year 7 took part in a Geography field trip to Spot Lane Nature Area. It was a lovely sunny day for the 5.5 km walk through Bearsted, on to Spot Lane Nature Area and finally through Mote Park back to school. https://t.co/Gl8oWoumVp

12/06/18

Year 7 girls took part in the STEM Tetrahedron Finals at BAE Systems, having won the first round earlier in the year. Firstly they had to make a sphere out of straws and split pins, then they had to build a bridge with k’nex without support in the middle. They were joint winners. https://t.co/FnXkNdblUC

12/06/18

Well done to Izzy in 9V who was selected as part of an invitation U15/U17 Kent Girls’ cricket team to play against the FairBreak Global Women’s team, comprising international women cricketers from around the world. https://t.co/BbFWzi1YBE

12/06/18

Well done to Emily and Sasha in 10N who have both secured a one week work experience opportunity with BAE Systems . This is a unique opportunity and one that will give both Emily and Sasha a true and further understanding of a possible future career.

12/06/18

Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category). https://t.co/pzVdABOjZS

11/06/18

POP group CSI undertaking their final challenge - investigating a murder! Jennifer, 7C Digital Leader https://t.co/I7rjFRbqra

11/06/18

On Tuesday 26 June have a group of world class speakers to talk to year 12 students at a Science Symposium event, covering a range of cutting edge topics, from forensic science to Neurodegenerative diseases. Invicta Students are invited. https://t.co/Dfz1fFTseB

11/06/18

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote! https://t.co/vAbdNj3obu

11/06/18

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

08/06/18

We look forward to welcoming the new Year 7's to the New Entrants Welcome Evening on Wednesday, 13 June 2018. 7-8pm.

08/06/18

Congratulations to Lara in 10I who won the Sussex Aquathlon; a 400m swim in the lake and a 3km run around the lake at Ashburnham Place near Battle on Sunday, 3 June for the second year running! This year she won the Girls Youth (age 15-16 category). Well done Lara! https://t.co/PJ23ZRdfvC

06/06/18

Today Wednesday 6 June, Year 8 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 8, keep up the good work!

05/06/18

Applications are open from Monday, 4 June 2018 to Friday, 13 July 2018 for a Young Persons Travel Pass. It is very important that applications are made during this time to ensure the passes arrive in time for the start of term in September 2018. https://t.co/pWbAompdrH

05/06/18

30 enthusiastic Year 6 students from a variety of primary schools attended a library workshop, a Library Scavenger Hunt, they each decorated a piece of bunting, an activity of not judging a book by its cover and the girls borrowed a book to read and then bring back on Taster Day. https://t.co/dn7gAUq3W3

05/06/18

Well done to Sharna in 7N who has been selected as one of five finalists in the Young Pea Chef Competition. The final stage of the competition requires your support and the finalist with the highest Facebook votes by Friday, June 15 will win! Sharna needs your vote! https://t.co/vAbdNj3obu

04/06/18

Well done to the following staff that were Highly Commended at the same awards: Mrs Robinson German, Miss West History, Mr Salsbury Maths, Mrs Harrington Head of Sixth Form, Miss Gater Business Studies, Mrs Parsons DT, Mrs Rush Receptionist, Mrs Poulter Business Studies/HoY 8. https://t.co/GTRNXKIc8Q

04/06/18

Congratulations to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of ‘Secondary Teacher of the Year’ and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for ‘NQT of the Year’. https://t.co/jCZyQr131Z

04/06/18

Well done Hermione in 7T who entered an on-line Pangea International Maths Competition. There were 50,000 entrants worldwide and 4,000 from the UK. Hermione came 6th in her age category and qualified for the final. She went to Queen Mary University to complete a final 45min exam. https://t.co/cXvebhbKXW

04/06/18

Congratulations to Jessica in 7A and Scarlett in 7C who took part in the "Can You Dance?" Competition recently in Essex. The girls are part of the junior squad at Maidstone Dance School. https://t.co/Z26cr3jcsy

04/06/18

Well done to Lavinia in 7T who took part in charity, music event organised by the Boughton Monchelsea Community Choir in order to raise funds to build a hydrotherapy pool for Five Acre Wood School. Lavinia played the Clarinet and guitar for the event which raised £1600!

04/06/18

Well done to Maddie in 7A who has been playing football for Charlton Athletic this season. The team has had a successful season playing in the Tandridge boys league. Maddie was awarded Players Player of the season and been offered a place in Charlton’s U14 girls team. https://t.co/e2okaWCFSx

04/06/18

Retweeted From Rayburn Education

Today is the day ! Enjoy your geography trip to Sorrento and Sicily! https://t.co/NpvMSqqAhM

29/05/18

Congratulations to our DofE Gold Award students who went to Buckingham Palace to collect their awards! https://t.co/sGBWNf9bBt

29/05/18

Well done to Isabelle Year 9 who has been accepted for a one-day masterclass in Design for Performance at the Universtity of Creative Art (UCA) Rochester. Isabelle loves art and design, and has been encouraged her to apply for the Summer School Art Bronze awards.

29/05/18

Well done to Mark Heaton, Director of Music who received the award of Secondary Teacher of the Year and Charlotte Fletcher, Teacher of Music who received the award for NQT of the Year. Images from the presentation can be viewed via this link https://t.co/zDHO2eWxFA

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

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.