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21/09/18

Few pictures from yesterday’s Physics trip to Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge with Year 11 https://t.co/UzM9Dwqtxo

19/09/18

Another week, another House Competition: Sixth Form Benchball! https://t.co/8zNIZtdisB

19/09/18

Year 11 have been taste testing their pastries and using the sensory vocabulary to write down their findings. Yummy! https://t.co/quuWRiAN75

18/09/18

Today we are holding our Year 7 Leadership Fair at lunchtime for students to see the Prefect Opportunities available and meet our Senior Prefect Team.

18/09/18

Don't miss out on the 'Catwalk Catastrophe'! All proceeds from the event will go to the Young Chamber and Interact chosen charities. To secure your tickets please contact k.finlay.viat.org.uk. https://t.co/ZnoJ6sRd2Z

17/09/18

On Sunday, 16 September a team of Invicta staff and students headed to Sandgate to take part in the Great British Beach Clean 2018. Well Done Team! https://t.co/U6uNbITXTi

17/09/18

Year 9 getting creative in Georgaphy, learning about tectonic plates. https://t.co/oGcPazjhbB

17/09/18

Year 8 kick-starting their Monday morning with double science, investigating the unusual properties of Transition Metals and the displacement reactions of Halogens. https://t.co/NasOcpbACG

14/09/18

Now, Forest Challenge!! https://t.co/F2vqUYOW27

14/09/18

Next stop Orienteering! https://t.co/ThNsNjnmyH

14/09/18

We've had a great time open canoeing, but definitely ready for some lunch! https://t.co/vUPtSeFnen

14/09/18

First activity of the day, open canoeing! https://t.co/FPRbZl4uwM

14/09/18

We've arrived! Quick welcome then off to the activites. Lets get started! https://t.co/WVJC1lCEA3

14/09/18

Year 7 all ready for their trip to Bewl Water. Smiles all round! https://t.co/xxyfqdkJ0o

13/09/18

What a great end to the day - Year 11 Yoga https://t.co/zFO4zWFVZO

13/09/18

Year 10 Food Tech, cooking sausage rolls and making butter! Very nice! https://t.co/caSEXv3rE0

13/09/18

As part of our Broadening Horizons programme we would like to welcome Vincent Fraser, President of Nottingham University Law Society for our first lecture of the year titled 'Pathways to Law'. Photos to follow tomorrow.

13/09/18

Year 8 creating new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters in their English lesson as part of the Roald Dahl Day Celebrations. https://t.co/qjb5vrk4Ni

12/09/18

Tonight we welcome Year 11 for an evening of sharing information to support students and parents in getting ready for GCSE and A Level options.

12/09/18

Another House Competition, Year 7 Benchball. Well Done to the Winners 7C and Runners up 7T, everyone played fantastically https://t.co/YlUbHwYDRV

12/09/18

The Summer Reading and Book Face Challenge Winners are in! Well done to Adena Rowan Year 8 and Claudia Pitcher Year 8. Keep up the great reading. https://t.co/5P9O26XY22

12/09/18

Year 7 displaying their beautiful summer work this morning, in English. https://t.co/IGVk7bSEwf

11/09/18

Students have enjoyed finding out about all the different Clubs and Societies available to them. https://t.co/EMhYa7nZfi

11/09/18

Today we are launching our Clubs & Societies Fair at lunchtime for all students to view and register their interest in over 60 clubs on offer. This is an opportunity for all students to Take on a new challenge.

11/09/18

Our Young Chamber and Interact hope that you can attend the Catwalk Catastrophe Murder Myster Evening on Saturday, 6 October! For more details or to book contact k.finlay.viat.org.uk. https://t.co/8r8vLg8rKw

11/09/18

Congratulations to everyone earning their bronze and silver awards for DofE. https://t.co/vjm1f2ceNt

10/09/18

Tonight we welcome over 250 guests to celebrate the success of our students completing their Bronze and Silver DofE awards. Well done girls!

10/09/18

Year 13 Investigating Capacitors in Series and Parallel - Keep up the great work! https://t.co/Rhrj98WiI7

10/09/18

'I did not think I would be using a sewing machine in my second Textiles lesson!' Year 7's enjoying their first go on the sewing machines today. https://t.co/yJqTfk25uo

06/09/18

On 6 September, Year 11 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 11, keep up the good work!

05/09/18

The House Competitions are underway! Year 8 playing Capture the Flag in Period 5 this afternoon. https://t.co/coHOY8V3v4

05/09/18

We would like to wish all Year 6 students sitting the 11+ test tomorrow the very best of luck. Remember that all you can do is try your very best. https://t.co/aDPGXAYu29

05/09/18

On 5th September, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!”

05/09/18

Tonight we welcome our Year 12 students and parents to our Post 18+ Options Information Evening (6-8.30pm). This will include Academic Support and Career Guidance including workshops for UCAS/Oxbridge/Apprenticeships/Student Finance.

04/09/18

For our second workshop of the week we look forward to welcoming another 65 students this afternoon for our 11+ Maths Preparation Workshop.

04/09/18

Exciting News : Invicta Grammar School has been nationally recognised as a Transforming Educational Practice under SSAT's Framework for Exceptional Education. More to follow in this weeks Invicta News.

03/09/18

We are looking forward to welcoming approx. 70 enthusiastic primary school students this afternoon for our 11+ English Preparation Workshop. We shall see you all soon

03/09/18

First Day Smiles for Year 7 - we hope you have had an amazing day! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! https://t.co/krQe8WNbEp

23/08/18

Students at Invicta Grammar School achieved not only an outstanding set of A Level results but also gained a superb set of GCSE results with 65% of all grades are 7 to 9 or A*/A grades; a superb achievement despite the high volatility of the reformed GCSE this year. https://t.co/NiKPmmNODG

22/08/18

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Posted on: August 31st 2017

World Challenge Expedition to India - July 2017

Miss Gulvin sent us this report:

“Back in July, 40 students from Invicta travelled to Kerala, India, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – their World Challenge Expedition. For 14 days, our students immersed themselves fully in the Keralan culture for a truly rewarding, inspiring and well-earned end to their examination year.

It is fair to say we all experienced a bit of a culture shock landing in India; the colours, sounds, smells, food, language, dress – everything was incredibly different. Even the coach ride from the airport to our first hostel was an experience! By the end of the trip we were very used to driving past cows and goats, having a rest in the road! The first few days were spent acclimatizing to Keralan life, sight-seeing and orientating ourselves. We met our in-country agents who gave us options with regard to our trek, community project and rest and relaxation time. A vital aspect of World Challenge Expeditions is the students are in control – they have control of the budget and have to work as a team to organize transport, accommodation, food, resources, entertainment and timings. It is completely their expedition.

As part of their community project, the teams spent three days working in a local school renovating existing classrooms so they could be used again by the students. It was fantastic for our Invicta students to experience life in a Keralan school. In keeping with the rest of the trip, it was a very special experience. As well as plastering, painting, digging and clearing to prepare the classrooms, our students also got to spend time in classrooms with students of all ages. Interacting with the Keralan students was a very rewarding and memorable treat.

Another feature of the expedition was trekking the Western Ghats. A 6-hour bus ride out to Munnar took the students to the start of their 3-day trek through the beautiful tea and spice plantations of Kerala. Meeting local rural communities and witnessing another side to Indian life was an eye-opener. Equally as rewarding was the breath-taking views each day of the trek. There is no doubt the trek was challenging but the scenery more than made up for the effort involved! Some students (and teachers!) camped for the first time as well and everyone enjoyed the evenings spent around the campfire reflecting on the day and sharing stories.

Lastly (and possibly the most favoured!) experience was the rest and relaxation time at the end of the trip. The teams had worked hard to control their budget throughout the expedition so that they could treat themselves at the end. 4* hotels, pools, laundry service and KFC were on the agenda!  And to finish off, a kayaking trip around the Keralan backwaters – listed as one of the National Geographic’s top 50 places to visit before you die.

Invicta students signed up for a life-changing experience and they were not disappointed. Indian’s call Kerala ‘God’s Own Country’ and it was not hard to understand why. A beautiful state and certainly worth a visit if anyone’s looking for an adventure.

Thank you to all students who took part and made the trip special for everyone involved. And a very special thank you to Miss Woodford and Miss Ashworth who accompanied Miss Gulvin and supported students on the trip. It is very much appreciated.”

A big thank you also to Miss Gulvin for making this such a life changing experience for everyone involved. The memories and lessons will stay with the students forever.

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