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12/10/19

Retweeted From SST Maidstone

Some of our prospective students enjoying a science lesson as part of our open event this morning! https://t.co/1wmSGPbdd4

11/10/19

Invicta Grammar School, Year 11 on Leysdown Beach. https://t.co/QS3Kdfup7G

11/10/19

Today's non-uniform theme... eco-festival, and we have raised a fantastic amount of 1332.20! https://t.co/xgHQb78AEk

10/10/19

To celebrate the library would like to introduce the latest collection of wellbeing books. https://t.co/ZaKbsX2K4t

10/10/19

Well done to our Under 14 football team who won 6-0 against John Wallis in the first round of the Kent Schools Cup! https://t.co/Q273CYKZ75

10/10/19

Year 7 students loved welcoming their former Headteachers on Tuesday for a tour of the school, a look at all the work they have done this term and a catch up! https://t.co/Bl8fp74X5a

10/10/19

Yesterday, 11 students in Years 9-12 visited the University of Kent to complete their own research projects. They will be presenting their findings on Wednesday, 4 December! https://t.co/fx0qULR3St

09/10/19

The 'roots and shoots' POP group have been busy this afternoon painting their bird boxes along with preparing old tires to be reused as plant pots. We are looking forward to seeing the final outcome! https://t.co/C9AAD22oLj

09/10/19

Great work Poppy! https://t.co/Kz9rUtV9Cj

09/10/19

Retweeted From Loose Primary School

Mrs Makey and Miss Burman were lucky enough to visit some of our ex pupils in their new schools. We are so proud of you and it was amazing to see how much you’ve grown up. Thank you for having us https://t.co/yhU4Sr5viK

09/10/19

On Thursday, we welcomed prospective students and their parents to our 11+ Open Evening. They had the opportunity to tour the school and meet students and teachers. It was lovely to meet everyone and we cannot wait to welcome them back to Invicta very soon! https://t.co/TFIND5BIPz

07/10/19

Year 7 have enjoyed an Astronomy Show in a Planetarium today. They have learnt all about navigating the night sky, eclipses, phases of the moon and explanations of planets and how stars are formed from collapsing nebula. https://t.co/H0GPtThxXS

07/10/19

Some great ideas for the brain teasers and logic puzzle from Isla in Year 5, following on from our Maths Workshop on Saturday. Great work Isla! https://t.co/UBMHU4ixyt

04/10/19

Yesterday we welcomed Eastfield Care Home to a poetry workshop ran by Year 12 students. It was a lovely afternoon with cake, laughter and lots of great poetry reading! https://t.co/XrmXmIz0Ob

04/10/19

On Thursday 3 October, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group for the fourth day in a row – a new school record! Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

04/10/19

It is great to hear you enjoyed the evening! https://t.co/LWi6vDnXQe

03/10/19

Today Year 7 and 8 students celebrated National Poetry Day by completing a range of creative tasks based on the poetry they have been studying this term. https://t.co/vN9NXcyiCX

03/10/19

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and parents to our Open Evening tonight. To get the most from the evening we recommend you download a QR Code Scanning App and the Kahoot App.

02/10/19

The display is up! With our first ‘Female Lead of the Month’ being https://t.co/t2slmcMGdw

01/10/19

Year 7 have been tasting roasted crickets in Geography this week to help them decide whether insects are a reliable (and tasty) food source for the future. https://t.co/xMHVPHwgVg

01/10/19

How thoughtful of her, get well soon!

01/10/19

On Tuesday 1 October, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group for the second day in a row. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

01/10/19

400 hand crafted cranes by students - all with unique messages to showcase the importance of being kind. Now on display in reception. https://t.co/1TPZtBdFAi

30/09/19

On Monday 30 September, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

27/09/19

The was a success! Thank you to all staff and students who came along today, and to those who donated such yummy treats!🧁 https://t.co/SQlKptuG6a

27/09/19

We are ready for the cake sale! https://t.co/jkVNsjdXgl

27/09/19

Our Sixth Form Prefects are ready and waiting for the cake donations to flood in this morning for our coffee morning! Which house will raise the most money this year? https://t.co/EaDb4qiGHr

26/09/19

Year 7 explored the school rounds in Physics today, investigating the effect different surfaces had on the gravitational energy store of the first bounce compared to the gravitational energy store the ball had just before it was first dropped! https://t.co/zp0BQtZFbj

26/09/19

Special congratulations to 8V who challenged themselves to have a whole lesson in French where their teacher (Mrs Vincent) only spoke French! Students did a fantastic job of helping each other understand instructions and have already planned their next class challenge!

25/09/19

Year 8 have been investigating the gravitational field strength of different planets and its effect on weight in Physics today. https://t.co/PUemZ8by5S

24/09/19

On Tuesday 24 September, Year 7 students were all in school, achieving 100% attendance for their year group. Well done Year 7, keep up the good work!

23/09/19

On Saturday we also welcomed our Alumni for Afternoon Tea. We had a lovely afternoon hearing stories about their time at Invicta as well as hearing about all the great things they have achieved since leaving us! https://t.co/5fOVf280we

23/09/19

We welcome the outstanding Wolfe Duo for a concert in the auditorium tomorrow at 5.30pm. Joseph (violin) and Anthony (piano) will be playing works including Brahms Sonata in A Major, and entry (on the door) is £5 adults/£3 students, which includes free tea and home made cake!

21/09/19

The Autumn Fair is well underway, with lots of great stalls and talented acts! Why not head over and join the fun? https://t.co/qtmPsjRZHA

20/09/19

We look forward to welcoming you all to Invicta tomorrow, for a day of family fun! https://t.co/bSORoLuG3N

19/09/19

Our Leadership Fair on Tuesday gave students the chance to see what opportunities are available to them, and how to apply! https://t.co/JGf5QVPtm7

16/09/19

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Involving borrowing books from the school library and writing a review for each. Jessie-Mae in 8I was the winner of the prize draw! https://t.co/cYSch98q37

16/09/19

Year 7 had a fun-filled team building day on Friday , a perfect end to their second week at Invicta! https://t.co/PMYC86Fy6q

12/09/19

Our Year 8 buddies have visited the girls at their welcome drinks answering all questions and sharing their top tips for surviving Year 7! https://t.co/CmsrQbdkXw

12/09/19

Starting secondary - BBC Bitesize offers advice and support to help with the move! https://t.co/UOET8h9G5R

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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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