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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: June 3rd 2016

Year 9 and 10 Geography Visit to Italy

During the half term Year 9 and 10 Students visited Italy, here is what happened on the trip.

Day 1 - An early rise for Sorrento

A 2.30am get up and we were on our way to Naples Airport, ready to start our action-packed trip exploring Italy’s geographical treasures. After landing, we met with our driver Marco and headed straight for our first natural wonder – Solfatara, a shallow volcanic crater in the town of Pozzuoli. Federica, our guide led us through the jets of steam with sulphurous fumes and mud pools explaining the geographical phenomena and the believed medicinal benefits of breathing in the air and bathing in the mud. Next stop was the Herculaneum; an ancient Roman town destroyed by Mount Vesuvius’ pyroclastic flows in 79AD, yet today many of the ruins remain intact, giving a sense for what life may have been like in the past. After a long day of travelling, we headed for the Hotel Giosue a Mare, a pretty little family run hotel overlooking the seafront.

Day 2 – Vesuvius and Pompeii

Today, brought the opportunity to visit the infamous Mount Vesuvius. As we climbed up the winding dirt tracks, up through the clouds, our volcanology expert guide, Silvana, explained the events of the previous eruptions and the present evacuation plans in place for the surrounding towns and cities. After having seen the geographical giant, it was time to see its true power – through the destruction of Pompeii in 79 A.D. Before entering, we grabbed a ‘panini’ in a typical family run Neapolitan bar. Roberta, our guide led us through the archaeological wonder. First to the Roman amphitheatre explaining the spectacle and logistics of the gladiator fights that took place long ago then along the main high street of Pompeii discovering the ‘domus’ (beautiful homes of the rich) street food style shops and a Roman spa.  Then came what many of us had been waiting for – a taste of the famous Neapolitan pizza and ice cream! Once our stomachs were full, it was time to say goodbye to Naples and ‘buongiorno’ to Sicily!

Day 3 – Buongiorno Sicilia!

Watching the sun disappear over the Bay of Naples and awaken over the coastline of Catania, we were ready for our next Italian adventure. We met with our new driver Giatano and set off for Siracusa, an archaeological site with Greek and Roman examples, which was the birthplace to the famous Archimedes. Our guide Lucia led us to the Greek theatre and Roman amphitheatre explaining their differences; we then passed through the ‘gardens of paradise’ and a cave, which had been formed through the Roman’s quarrying.  We then headed north to the Alcantara Gorge, that was formed because of the hot lava rapidly cooling over the river. Alessandra, the guide, led us through the botanical gardens with views down to the riverbed. We then took a lift down to the ground level where we paddled in the fresh volcanic water and took a closer look at the unique rock formations.

Day 4 – The sky is blue and so is the sea

Today the beauty of the Sicilian climate became apparent; with a cloudless sky allowing Mount Etna to be seen from a far. We started the day by heading to the volcanic giant first by coach, then by cable car and finally by 4×4 jeep, until we the summit of 2950m. Panoramic views of the coastline and towns that we would later visit were admired through the crisp air as we encircled the crater with our guide Nino. The afternoon was spent in the pretty walled town of Taormina, where the students had time to explore the local shops and grab a much deserved gelato (ice cream). The trip came to an end with a visit to the beaches of Giardini Naxos and a final goodbye was said to the beautiful island.

Thank you to Miss Dixon and her team who organised this fantastic opportunity

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