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21/09/18

Don’t miss the annual FIGS Autumn Fair, expected to be an afternoon of fun and fundraising! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. https://t.co/t8RWnnkr9K

21/09/18

Don’t forget school photographs Monday, can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces!

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

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Posted on: September 23rd 2017

Fun at the FIGS Autumn Fair

Saturday, 23 September saw the return of a firm favourite in the Invicta calendar: The FIGS Autumn Fair. Organised and run by parents, staff and a contribution of stalls from students, this was a fantastic opportunity to enjoy and afternoon of fun and games, meet new friends, try new challenges and make some money.

The afternoon “kicked off” at 12:30pm in a blaze of glorious sunshine. Students, who had set up their stall in advance, began selling treats and setting competitions to the eager punters as they arrived. The Year 9 House Band, courtesy of Mr Heaton, were there to start the day with some fabulous renditions of well-known songs to get everybody in the festival spirit. Not only did they choose their songs well, but played very professionally and sounded great. Many a person was left singing the tune to ‘Valerie’ as they walked past.

Among the stalls on offer this year were the ever popular inflatable assault course, welly wanging and crockery smash! Students also ran a highly popular Pillow Fight competition along with popcorn and candy floss, glitter tattoos, hook a duck, the lollypop game and the balance game – which consisted of balancing three poker chips on top of an orange floating in a bowl of water. Not as easy as it sounds.

We were also joined by the farmers and animals from Valley Park’s Young Farmers club who brought along rabbits, a goat, ducks and alpacas for our visitors to meet and as you can imagine, were very popular all day.

This year saw a new addition to the stalls which was ‘Buskers Corner’ an area where anyone aged 8-18 could bring along an instrument, or their band, and perform for the eagerly awaiting crowds. Courtesy of Clive, a parent and local owner of the Make Some Noise recording studio, we were able to offer a prize of 3 hours free recording time for the performers in the Buskers Corner. All they had to do was perform to get automatically entered into the draw. At 3:30pm that afternoon, Mrs Derrick very kindly drew the winning ticket and the prize was awarded to Lila Deverson in 9I. She now has the unenviable task of picking 3 other musicians to join her to make the most of this wonderful prize.

All in all, the Fair raised over £1000 which will be put back into the school in one way or another over the academic year. Last year, FIGS contributions helped towards the completion of non-curriculum projects around the school, such as the decking, outdoor games, canopies and sunshades for the Izatt plaza, among many others. The stalls which raised the most money were 8S with Glitter Tattoos, an astonishing £138; 8V who ensured everybody had a constant supply of Popcorn and candy floss with £95; and 9C who ran the Pillow Fight competition and raised over £70.

We are eternally grateful to all those parents and staff who gave their time to make the Fair such a fabulous success. We are indebted to Mr Heaton for his organisation of the House Bands and music area. Thanks must also go to all the new members of the FIGS committee who have joined this year and brought with them their enthusiasm and ideas. A big thank you too, to Gemma from the Valley Park Farm for making the arrangements for the animals to join us. But most of all, the thanks must go to all the students who gave up a Saturday to make the fair such a great event and to think of ideas which would raise money. Lastly, a thank you to Mrs Stafford, who assured me that she had made arrangements for good weather for the day – she was true to her word.

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