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16/08/18

Invicta is thrilled for their students’ future once again, as Year 13 students achieved superb results with 73% of all grades being A*, A or B grades this year. Out of 156 Year 13 students, nearly 200 A* and A grades were achieved, with 100% A* - E grades and 10.5% A* grades. https://t.co/j00UvJUZzT

19/07/18

The first sixth form entry for the challenge has arrived. Hoping this fantastic entry is the first of many from our inventive sixth form students. https://t.co/5zk7H01UOr

19/07/18

Congratulations to everyone involved with Sister Act - it is amazing! https://t.co/5ZvxGDbUHu

18/07/18

Congratulations to Sharna in 7N who won her category in the Young Pea Chef competition! She won a £50 hamper for herself and £500 for Invicta (from Ocado) to put towards a 'Grow your own project'.

18/07/18

Some staff at Invicta have already entered into the spirit of the Book Face Competition. Can you guess who is behind the books? https://t.co/2odC2o1bt1

18/07/18

Congratulations to Daisy Year 10 who is in the Government’s flagship cyber security training programme, Cyber Discovery. She is ranked in the top 200 out of over 23,000 initial participants and has qualified for the final stage of the programme - CyberStart Elite. https://t.co/pE7NhN3Eb9

17/07/18

On 12 July a group of Year 7 students attended a talk by the author Chris Hallatt Wells focussing on his debut children’s novel King Bones. The girls all received a copy of the book and Chris signed each one individually. https://t.co/DixmlhDhqX

17/07/18

Students and staff have been challenged to compose and photograph a over the summer holidays to be displayed in the new academic year. https://t.co/lUH4KLJKvK

16/07/18

On 9 July the Invicta over 60’s arrived for their final meeting this year. All were dressed to impress for the annual Ascot themed afternoon day at the races. Everyone enjoyed a welcome drink of prosecco and an afternoon tea of scones strawberries and cream. https://t.co/GloNLnYDbp

16/07/18

On 6 July, Chaaya, Nasheetha and Madison attended the KM Bright Sparks Awards at The Discovery Park in Sandwich. During the course of the year, they were working towards achieving the Perfect Bath Bomb, and they managed to get to the final of the competition. https://t.co/q9ZRkfIyQe

16/07/18

Congratulations to Elspeth in 9C and Maisie in 9T who have been awarded their Chief Scout’s Gold Award. https://t.co/LVtJsAriHi

16/07/18

Well done to Charlotte 10T who was asked to take part in ‘The Mall and Horse Guards Parade’ with the Royal Air Force in London on 10 July 2018 to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. After a fly past at the end of the parade, all cadets were able to join a reception.

16/07/18

Well done to Tegan, Caitlin, Millie and Isobelle in 9C took part in the Pretty Muddy 5K in Mote Park, raising at least £100 for Cancer Research. They were also the fastest finishers in their group! https://t.co/n6dzUe6Cqo

16/07/18

Congratulations to Asha in 12T who has been selected to represent Kent Schools Athletic Association in the English School Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

16/07/18

Congratulations to Lottie in 9I who competed in an athletics competition at The Julie Rose on Sunday, 8 July. Lottie took part in hammer, shot put and discus. She got personal bests in discus and shot and placed 1st in hammer. https://t.co/zLhZf8CZRL

16/07/18

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16/07/18

We have some seats left on Tuesday and Thursday evening for the schools production of Sister Act. https://t.co/1dI9RA2VCQ

16/07/18

The Theme of the Week: Celebrate success and show appreciation. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

13/07/18

Students enjoying the sunshine on the Izatt Plaza under the newly purchased parasols! https://t.co/X7p2v9m6Qj

12/07/18

There are some tickets still available for Invicta's production of Sister Act on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week via: https://t.co/oXRzG4IGjv https://t.co/bnM5XSrgsd

11/07/18

Only 2 days left until the Young Persons Travel Pass - 2018-2019 application date closes! https://t.co/703MiUygfH

11/07/18

8 students attended a Biathlon competition at Ashford Preparatory School. They had an 800m run combined with a 100m swim in an outdoor pool. Charlotte had a fast run on the track but Lara produced an excellent swim in the pool combined with a good run to secure 2nd place overall. https://t.co/aFR52ykTaT

11/07/18

Congratulations to Maddie 7A who has been chosen to play for the Kent Schools’ U14 Girls Football. Maddie also plays for Charlton Athletic FC U14 Girls which is part of the FA Talent Centre programme. https://t.co/fYUt8Ri4D0

11/07/18

Congratulations to Hannah, Elyisia and Charlotte in 10V and Lara in 7S who took part in the Stagecoach 30th Year Anniversary ‘Beauty & the Beast’ World Record Performance. troupe across the world took part for the most performances at the same time simultaneously. https://t.co/km8D5kRRdZ

11/07/18

Well done Megan 8A who competed at AJ Bell World Triathlon in Leeds. She raced alongside the best girls from across Great Britain and placed an impressive 4th! She also met some of the elite triathletes such as Sophie Coldwell, Jess Learmonth, Jake Birtwhistle and Andrea Hewitt. https://t.co/f9aZ0IvE9B

11/07/18

Well done to everyone who took part in the Military Mayhem Obstacle Course – the event managed to raise an incredible £2276.10! https://t.co/Xf8cEqWmEE

10/07/18

The Seniors came 1st with Charlotte breaking the 800m record by 6 seconds and Lauren breaking the high jump record. The whole team had 7 1st places and 1 2nd. It means Invicta retain the trophy for the 4th year in a row! Charlotte received an individual performance trophy.

10/07/18

The Invicta Athletics team had a great day out at the Maidstone District Athletics at the Julie Rose Stadium. The Juniors, who were made up purely of Year 7, came 2nd against Year 7 and 8 teams and did themselves proud, for many of them had not competed in the event before. https://t.co/9yn8srNUw9

09/07/18

Well done to Aoife 7T, she travelled to Brean Sands in Somerset on Friday, 22 June with The Breakaways Netball Under 13's team for a national netball tournament! https://t.co/ZjyLd5NGTK

09/07/18

Well done to Lucy in 8N who was invited to volunteer to work by Kent Police Cadets at the Kent Police Open day along with other Cadets from her unit! https://t.co/9w0ukVD4u2

09/07/18

Congratulations Sophie 7V who took part in a weightlifting competition in June. It was the first time she had competed, it was all about technique and Sophie managed to score 40 out of 52 and she was awarded her certificate by Commonwealth Gymnast Courtney Tulley https://t.co/WgA0a3edwj

09/07/18

Well done to Lauren 7S who competed at the same competition as Amber. She performed two solo dances with a routine, canasta and then a duo with her friend Rosie doing a Collegiate and Olympic Foxtrot. Lauren didn’t place in her solo event but came 2nd in her Duo. Congratulations! https://t.co/3efvuHdk93

09/07/18

Congratulations to Amber 8N who belongs to Kent Artistic Roller Dance Club KARDC. Their Annual Roller Dance Competition on 1 July 2018 and Amber danced in a team event with 3 other girls called Kent Little Mix. Kent Little Mix were placed 1st!! https://t.co/2jmGikdYra

09/07/18

Congratulations to Jasmine 11I and Amelia 11V, both have achieved 100% attendance for the 5 years that they have been at Invicta Grammar School. In recognition of this amazing achievement, the girls have been awarded a Platinum Attendance Certificate and gift cards.

09/07/18

Well done to Hannah 7S who competed in the Aquathon 1 July 2018, having to swim 250m in the reservoir before completing a 2km run. She led from the start and was the first girl in her age group to finish as well as the first finisher overall in the 11-12 year group. https://t.co/L5cQejrZne

09/07/18

Well done Charlotte! https://t.co/JwL7hAXuxO

09/07/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Knowledgeable about the Arts and Media. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

06/07/18

After a gruelling selection progress we are delighted to announce that Maddie in 7A has been selected to join the squad for the Kent Schools’ U14 Girls Football Team! Well done Maddie. https://t.co/HL5QBFjlm7

06/07/18

Well done to Hannah, Elyisia & Charlotte in 10V, who together with Lara in 7S took part in Stagecoach's 30th Year Anniversary ‘Beauty & the Beast’ World Record Attempt! groups across the world took part for the most performances taking place at the same time! https://t.co/TUvchLJJCd

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Posted on: February 14th 2017

Geography Field Trip to Iceland

Below is a write up from some of the students who attended the Geography Field Trip to Iceland, which took place between 9-14 February. Thank you to Mrs Dixon, Miss Pope and Miss Hind for organising and accompanying the students on this trip!

Day 1

An excited group of 25 students from Years 9-12 left for Heathrow after school. We had time to browse the shops in Terminal 2 before our flight with Icelandair. On arrival, we transferred to the Keflavik Bed and Breakfast ready to sleep, in order to be prepared for the adventures ahead.

Day 2

We started our trip by heading to the Blue Lagoon, located just 20 minutes from the hotel. On arrival, we could see the steam rising from the warm geothermal lakes and saw a glimpse of the blue water we would soon bathe in. The water was incredibly warm (38 degrees) and relaxing.  Everyone headed straight to the silica mud supply to make face masks and took masses of photos. The whole Blue Lagoon experience as a whole is something never to be forgotten and definitely recommended.

In the afternoon, we visited the Hverageroi Geothermal Centre; a collection of natural hot bubbling pools. When we arrived, we were taken on a tour around the hot springs and their formation was explained to us. The lady was very friendly, and cooked us some Icelandic bread and eggs in the steam from the hot springs. The bread tasted different from anything before; it was a mix between cake and bread, but was very nice! We stayed at a family run converted farmhouse in the countryside that night; many of us relaxing in their hot tubs before dinner.

Day 3

This was an action packed day. We started by visiting two impressive waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss. At the second one, we climbed up to a viewpoint at the very top of the waterfall, so that you could see everything 60 m below you; the view was amazing! Later on, we went glacier walking on Solheimajokull. On arrival, we were equipped with crampons, ice axes, harnesses and helmets. The trek was tiring but fun and the scenery was breath-taking. In the afternoon, we visited the “Black Beaches “at Reynishverfi to see incredible examples of stumps, stacks, caves and arches. The final stop of the day was Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre where we saw a film made by the family who live and farm right under the famous volcano that erupted in 2010. It was interesting to see how they were affected by it all.

Day 4

After a quick stop to walk around the crater lake of Kerid volcano, we arrived at Gulfoss. This was the largest waterfall we visited during our trip to Iceland, being very wide and long. We could not get as close as the other two, but there was a footpath leading along and around the whole of the falls so you could still see the beautiful river and all the drops and you could get so many amazing photos.

Nearby was Geysir – “Strokkur” one of the few spouting geysers in the world erupting every 5-7 minutes. We enjoyed the geysers very much; they were amazing and we got some brilliant photos and slow motion videos. In the afternoon, we went to Thingvellir National Park. Iceland is located on a constructive plate boundary. This means that the Eurasian plate and the North American plate are drifting apart from each other at 2cm a year, creating new land in between. The walk took about 30-40 minutes and on the way we saw volcanic rocks and magnificent views. Our journey had now taken us back to Reykjavik, where we had pizza and pasta in a town centre restaurant.

Day 5

After breakfast, we headed for a tour and film presentation at Geothermal Power Station; we found out that 90% of the population use geothermal energy. The next highlight we experienced was caving in lava tubes. Lava tubes are formed when magma travels through the rock quickly and leaves a passageway underground in the volcano. The caving was hard at times as there were areas where rocks had fallen from the roof of the tunnel but there were larger openings between the small spaces. When the tunnel reached a dead end we all turned out the lights on our helmets and were told scary ghost stories. Some of us thought that we could see our hands in the dark, but we were told it was impossible and it was actually just our brain playing tricks on us.

Reykjavik was the next stop and the first thing we noticed were the colourful and orderly rows of houses surrounded by sea and snow-capped mountains – it is strange to think that this is the Icelandic people's equivalent of London! We were allowed some free time in Reykjavik city centre and we discovered how welcoming and friendly it was. The Hamburger factory was appreciated by all of us at dinner time. A night none of us will be quick to forget was visiting the outdoor swimming pool. It was really fun, especially the water slide as we were allowed to go down in pairs and it was hilarious. We also went in the hot tubs which were really good as it was so cold outside!

Day 6

Unfortunately, we had to fly home today, but not before enjoying some last minute shopping and visiting the bridge over the continents, and a final look at the boiling mud pools.

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