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23/01/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Time to Get into Teaching? Find out more by joining us on our next Train to Teach Day on 13 March 2018! https://t.co/awlexhgHbL https://t.co/DpBVNnFqE5

23/01/18

Good luck to our Invicta students taking part in the VEX Robotics Competitions today and tomorrow!

23/01/18

The Year 6 Dance workshop proved very popular with girls from local primary schools. https://t.co/QnEwUERY4k

23/01/18

Year 5 pupils from local primary schools enjoyed their recent Computer Science workshop at Invicta. https://t.co/ytqtZpoaoU

22/01/18

Congratulations to Lara 10I who has qualified to compete in 7 events at the Championships to be held over the next 4 weekends at Crystal Palace and the .

22/01/18

Well done and congratulations to Amelia 7T who successfully qualified for the Junior British Show Jumping Team.

22/01/18

Congratulations to Grace in 7V, who has been awarded ‘Players Player’, ‘Most Improved Player’ and League Winners for 2017’s Maidstone United Girls U11, as well as ‘Most Improved Player – U12’ at Academy.

22/01/18

Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

22/01/18

Year 8 learning flowcharts in Computer Science. Heidi Digital Leader https://t.co/3ANlHLctuu

22/01/18

Retweeted From South East Water

This week & took a tour of our Arlington Reservoir as part of our ‘Know H₂ow Awards’! An initiative for students to work with our expert staff on related projects 😀 https://t.co/TKziQiI37w

22/01/18

Retweeted From Louise Farrow

Another inspiring evening

22/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Reflect upon Sport, Health and the Environment. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

22/01/18

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

Kate Shoesmith, head of member engagement for the Recruitment and Employer Confederation, explores what the future holds for Kent young people, their education and working lives. https://t.co/CWKqMFLiJo

19/01/18

Date for your diary! FIGS Quiz Night - Saturday, 24 February 2018. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Featuring; Family Quiz, Ploughman's Supper, Bar, Raffle, and lots of other games and prizes! Tickets will be on sale soon! https://t.co/uSnkhRMGAJ

19/01/18

Last night we were fortunate to have speakers from the University of Oxford and Cambridge speak to Year 11 and 12 students about everything they need to know about applying to these very prestigious universities, as well as having an interview workshop with Mr John Krumins. https://t.co/D8xZAXn2go

19/01/18

Thank you to everyone that attended the 'Ms Empowered' Breakfast this morning. The event generated some great discussion around the implications of gender inequality for young women in the workplace. https://t.co/MWkNmSF2d8

18/01/18

Thank you for an excellent visit. https://t.co/4Kjf3ZvlwC

18/01/18

Thank you to everyone who attended the Piano Soiree yesterday evening. What amazing, talented students we have! https://t.co/0Zri18igEK

18/01/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Fed up with dreary skies where you live - come and join us developing a new career through Train to Teach and enjoy days like this one... https://t.co/UsfzDXDYX3

17/01/18

Tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/wAgVm7PpoP

17/01/18

Have you read Invicta's blogs recently? There is something of interest to everyone! https://t.co/IkFzogwz5c

16/01/18

We look forward to seeing you! https://t.co/0TVqMjBpr5

16/01/18

For enthusiasts. https://t.co/Mx5NtKlL0P

15/01/18

We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: https://t.co/ETMwNzuX53 Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself!

15/01/18

Congratulations to Amelia in 7T, who has been invited to ‘try out’ for the Junior British Show Jumping Team on Monday, 15 January 2018. Good luck Amelia!

15/01/18

Well done to Sophie in 7T, who has been invited to participate in the Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scouts National Swimming Gala from the 26-28 January 2018. The Royal Navy hosts this prestigious event in Cornwall for around 200 young people from all around the United Kingdom.

15/01/18

A lovely article in the celebrating the achievements of students at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening in December. https://t.co/NlTdAC8iBJ

15/01/18

Our World Challenge students are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 3 February, in the School Hall, raising funds for their trip in the summer.

15/01/18

On Sunday 25 February 2018 sixteen staff will be running the Headcorn Half Marathon, raising money for . Donation can be made via our Just Giving page using the following link: https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO. Many thanks for your continued support!

15/01/18

Well done Charlotte! https://t.co/smiRHMz85Y

15/01/18

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

15/01/18

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

This week some very strange footprints appeared in our classroom. We used our detective skills to try and find out who or what had been in Opal Class. https://t.co/3fOMATJhjF

12/01/18

Do you have what it takes to be crowned Britain's best lego builder?? Do you love to build awesome creations? Well, look no further. Register your interest for the second series of 'LEGO MASTERS' on Channel 4 today. https://t.co/Pj1bEEIxza

09/01/18

Epoc Careers organises high quality careers events for students. Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Doctor, Saturday 3 February 2018 Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer, Sunday 4 February 2018 For full details, see https://t.co/plOwJqUqWj. https://t.co/ZSPNVxXo0k

09/01/18

We are very pleased to hear that Trixie, the Guide Dog sponsored by Invicta, has been successfully placed with a family where the man has no sight. Trixie also has the family dog to play with when she is not working. Thank you for your support! https://t.co/8CinH4ytfg

08/01/18

Don't forget, tickets are still available for the Burns Night Supper on Saturday, 27 January 2018! Contact Miss Pope or the Young Chamber for more details. https://t.co/dWm0rsHQNY

08/01/18

Congratulations! https://t.co/avcaI0uWMZ

08/01/18

Congratulations to Maddie who has been shortlisted as a Finalist at the British Education Awards 2018, National Award Ceremony, for her academic result and other achievement in the GCSE category. The Awards ceremony is in Manchester on 31 January 2018. https://t.co/R3SZlA8Lge

08/01/18

The Theme of the Week: Take Inspiration. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

08/01/18

We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and would like to wish you a Happy New Year as Invicta's new school term begins today.

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.