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14/02/20

Year 7 consolidating learning on issues of fast fashion across the globe; acting as garment workers making t-shirts; 10 minutes to produce as many as they could! Imperfect ones were rejected so the pressure was on. The winners made 34! https://t.co/M35tO9nNsH

14/02/20

This week the world may be celebrating Day, but that is something that we celebrate every week at Invicta! This half term, why not take part in the British Science Week Poster Competition to celebrate British Science Week https://t.co/00y7tZ5lZ0

14/02/20

The Take a Book on a Date Kits are proving very popular with students in the library today. https://t.co/h1DA31Xowq

14/02/20

Considering a career change? Valley Invicta Teaching School Alliance, offers the opportunity to train to teach through salaried or non-salaried School Direct courses. Why not join the next School Experience Day on Tuesday, 24 March? Register here: https://t.co/YWWuJIq4B6

13/02/20

You are invited to our Careers Fair on Thursday, 27 February! https://t.co/IHJ7uAzHb1

13/02/20

On Tuesday, we welcomed 30 students to our Year 5 History Workshop. They enjoyed an afternoon discussing and learning about World War Two! https://t.co/nInLGUCU5k

13/02/20

Retweeted From Valley Park School

After a successful Christmas Party event, our sixth form Decaf (Dementia Café) team are organising another event on 6th March between 11am and 2pm, including a clay workshop. Book your free tickets now: https://t.co/lsctKuce8t https://t.co/BainWPzCKH

12/02/20

Year 7 have been learning about and discussing interest rates and the economy in the POP Core lesson this afternoon. https://t.co/Brq6eu4OWv

12/02/20

We hope the first day of Year 11 and 13 mock exams have gone well, best of luck for the rest of the week! https://t.co/2KmTAswgTj

12/02/20

A huge well done to Ellie and Chloe in Year 13 for all their amazing work in organising the very successful events last week. They have raised an amazing £1455.95! https://t.co/PfPYOlK3mx https://t.co/sYLg85VDhW

11/02/20

Last night we welcomed parents and students to the Year 7 Aspire Evening. An evening which enabled them to work together on completing a range of challenges; some based on particular subjects and some that will develop other skills. https://t.co/sZ2qXzRHyX

11/02/20

This week we are celebrating ! Each year group will have a tailored assembly: including an online safety update, how to spread positivity online and encouragement to make a pledge on making the internet a better place! https://t.co/sK9ZkmQQ1c

11/02/20

7C have been separating mixtures using their own method in science today, independent of the teacher! https://t.co/7SAGYQMjOL

10/02/20

Mr Ehren is super proud of his daughter who has had her poem published online by the fantastic poet, Brian Moses. Have a look at her poem, Mermaid Bay on: https://t.co/9rlnj3x8pm

10/02/20

Retweeted From Laurie Boeshart

All dressed for & Caitlin’s Gold presentation at St James’s Palace. Although schedules would not permit their team to attend, their week in Wales canoeing the Wye and volunteering for will not be forgotten today. https://t.co/kUkielGrM6

10/02/20

On Thursday students from Year 7 to 12 gathered to celebrate International Harry Potter Book Night. Aside from the Triwizard Quiz, they also pinned the sock on Dobby, played Triwizard Charades and carried out some Transfigurations. https://t.co/qKbHMR8ouj

10/02/20

On Thursday our talented Year 7's took to the stage to compete in 'Eurovicta 2020'. They all performed a pop song in their chosen form language - French, German or Spanish. Well done to 7C who were crowned the Winner's! https://t.co/nukGSBea97

07/02/20

The cake sale went down a treat this breaktime. 🧁 Well done to the team who have done an amazing job of fundraising all this week! Why not show your support? https://t.co/uwVWGJNo0j https://t.co/r3wEL2Hgvb

07/02/20

You were great - well done girls. We can't wait to welcome you back very soon! https://t.co/Zz6fQvfpmh

07/02/20

Well done girls, it was lovely to have you here! https://t.co/Isj4si29yf https://t.co/1UOKqEWcuj

07/02/20

On Wednesday the Year 7 and 8 Sports Hall Athletics teams competed in the final. Both teams did fantastically well, with Year 8 finishing 6th and Year 7 2nd. All of the girls performed to their very best and the results really show this! https://t.co/97Bu3VRPEF

06/02/20

In addition to the £46,623 donated to charity last year we are delighted to donate £501 to , £113 to , £651 to and £843 to . https://t.co/FPvwMr7fgH

06/02/20

Retweeted From KentSchoolGames

Congratulations to the YR 7 Girls Sportshall Athletics Medalists 🥉 🥈 🥇 https://t.co/BbTZ0GvaNX

05/02/20

The Staff Book Group met today having read these three brilliant books, everyone agreed they make fantastic introductions to classic mythology for students of all ages. https://t.co/vPzFCFgqI1

04/02/20

Thank you to Sam from for our Year 7 and 8 Lego House Competition today! https://t.co/pLrt9nbJjT

04/02/20

Well done to all students who donated products, but a special well done to the girls of 9G who organised this project! Thank you for your letter. https://t.co/Cxm0Ga53Oj

03/02/20

Invicta’s beekeepers made some frames for the beehives on Thursday afternoon; these are to hold the honey crop next year, hopefully! 🐝 https://t.co/BPnFnRm1wo

03/02/20

House Creativity Day 2020 https://t.co/2epeyMcLwt

31/01/20

Dressed in their house colours students walked around mote park as part of Invicta House Creativity Day 2020 - a lovely afternoon had by the whole school! https://t.co/YuWZKtSzaA

31/01/20

Over £2,000 was raised on Saturday, 25 January at our annual Burns Night. A traditional Scottish evening celebrating the life and poetry of Robert Burns. The evening was a great success and was enjoyed by all! https://t.co/akpGchw3PX

30/01/20

On Thursday, 23 January Invicta Computing students from Year 9 went to . They had a day of fun and learning about different cyphers and the history of Bletchley Park! https://t.co/TH0ner6DvP

30/01/20

Retweeted From VIPS@Aylesford

Thank you for letting these 3 girls use their POP time at our school. They have started decorating a canvas for a display. We will be sharing their progress. https://t.co/frGTP5JhfL

30/01/20

Retweeted From Andrea M

Congratulations everyone on a fantastic Informal Concert! What a nurturing forum for such talented young people. Amazing teachers and wonderful facilities. Thankyou! Very proud mum!!

29/01/20

On 27 January, 22 students took part in the Invicta Senior Debate Competition. With 6 strong teams, and 3 challenging motions, the first round showed the capability of each and every student to deliver impassioned, yet credible arguments, making the job of the judges very tough! https://t.co/VBkjsIBF7H

29/01/20

Retweeted From Kings Hill School

Thank you to for hosting the Primary Literacy Challenge last week. We were delighted to be the winners. Our children had a fantastic time. https://t.co/8LkUpsVlKB

28/01/20

Surge Self Defence - Week 3. Teaching our girls crucial life skills; how to get out of a choke hold. https://t.co/oz0IG3l21S

28/01/20

Congratulations to Phoebe in Year 8 who won the Bronte House charity raffle in aid of the which raised over £80! https://t.co/qyUQfaCB0M

28/01/20

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

Come along on 7th February to support our PTA Ladies Pamper and Shopping night, please see flyer for details. https://t.co/skfr13ATbm

28/01/20

Yes, please do!

28/01/20

Retweeted From VIPS@Aylesford

The Primary Literacy team took part in the event at on Friday. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and really relished the challenge. https://t.co/u7VEftfu9z

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Posted on: February 1st 2017

Invicta Mini Model United Nations (MUN) Debate

Student Emily Read sent us this report:

“On the morning of 1 February, students from Aylesford, Offham, Loose and Lunsford Primary Schools attended the Invicta Mini Model United Nations (MUN) debate. The primary school students collaborated with Invicta students to debate on the topic of ‘Life Below Water’, one of the UN’s 17 global goals for sustainable development. The opening speech highlighted the problems many nations face in terms of aquaculture, such as pollution, the extinction of marine species, and the death of coastal ecosystems. The dangers posed by global warming were also stressed by the chairs. The resolution was then presented to the delegations, with 5 articles concerning the protection of the oceans. These included the proposal for the proper treatment of sewage, asked for financial and construction aid from richer nations for less developed nations to ensure UN aquatic standards are met, requested countries that create manmade aquatic disasters to pay for the damage and asked countries with marine borders to dedicate 5% of their GDP to aid the conservation of marine species. The final article asked that countries to be advocated for responsible aqua-tourism through education and/or fines.

After the opening speech and a reminder of the official procedures, delegations had the time to lobby with the other delegations, form alliances and develop their stance on the articles presented to them. We were pleased to see all delegations getting involved and communicating with other countries to ensure they had a strong opinion and presence for the coming debate.

The delegation of South Africa were the first brave students to start off the debate on Article 1. After their stance, the debate quickly got under way with students representing France and the United States expressing their opinions and the delegation of India proposing the first amendment. India and Russia chose to combine their amendments, as the proposal of incremental change (India) seemed to fit in with Russia’s proposal that each nation receive financial aid from the UN and the World Bank. This amendment was then seconded by China, France and Iran. This amendment was then voted on, and with an 8 to 1 majority, the amendment passed. The vote for the first article also passed with the same 8 to 1 majority.

The debate on Article 1 allowed the students to get a feel for how the debate worked. Therefore, Article 2 was discussed with more confidence. Delegations such as Australia and Iran were able to make their voice heard where they previously had not done, with China and Australia both proposing amendments. Both amendments passed, meaning that economically advanced countries providing aid should be in the G7 and that voluntary aid was to be given by more advanced nations.

Article 3 was highly controversial to many countries, as it meant that their own nation would have to pay for any manmade marine disasters. India proposed an amendment that almost all delegations agreed with, stating that the company that caused the disaster would be held responsible rather than the country. India’s amendment passed with all delegations voting in favour of it.

 The chairs then changed a rule of procedure, stating that countries could now make as many amendments as they wished, rather than the previous rule which restricted delegations to only two amendments throughout the entire debate. This allowed for more opinions to be expressed by the delegations, and gave them more material to bring to the debate, which all students took in their stride.

The new rule of procedure made the discussion on Article 4 all the more lively as all delegations expressed their views. It seemed that most delegations disagreed with the article, stating that the 5% of their GDP was far too high to dedicate to conservation efforts. However, Australia seemed to feel the exact opposite, as they stated that 5% was too little, justifying this with the fact that much of their income comes from tourism around the Great Barrier Reef. Iran proposed an amendment stating that the percentage should be proportionate to their GDP. The USA responded by amending the article to a 0.1% contribution, with Russia then proposed that the percentage should be lowered to 0.01%. Article 4, a clarification amendment from China and Russia’s amendment all passed.

As the debate came to a close with the final article being discussed and the final vote on the resolution, we can truly say that we were very impressed with the contribution of all students, especially those from primary schools, as they fully complied with the rules of procedure and threw themselves into the debate. All articles debated were done so with enthusiasm, and each article was amended in the spirit of UN cooperation, so much so that the resolution was voted in favour for by each delegation. Their professionalism and dedication made this year’s Mini MUN a great experience for everyone involved, and therefore we would like to thank them for their participation.”

Thank you to Mrs Ricks and Miss Laming, who have been working so hard with the preparation and planning the preparation days as well as today’s event.

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