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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

23/08/18

Students at Invicta Grammar School achieved not only an outstanding set of A Level results but also gained a superb set of GCSE results with 65% of all grades are 7 to 9 or A*/A grades; a superb achievement despite the high volatility of the reformed GCSE this year. https://t.co/NiKPmmNODG

22/08/18

Thank you!

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

WWI Diary 1914

3 January The last horse-drawn bus made its final journey through Beckenham.
15 January Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty threatened to resign from the
Government in protest against Ministerial opposition to higher naval expenditure.
9 February The wireless pioneer Marconi announces that he can light a lamp six miles away
by wireless power.
25 February Ulster's opposition to Home Rule for Ireland means the country was drifting towards
civil war.  The parliamentary Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) has 1000,000 armed men
and warned there would be bloodshed if the Home Rule bill should every become law.
13 April Mr Bernard Shaw's new play Pygmalion opened in London.
April Cricket ball makers at Penshurst and Tonbridge are among thousands of workers
throughout the Country on strike for higher wages.  Building workers came out in
January followed by Yorkshire miners in March.
14 May Rochester Bridge was opened by the Countess Darnley of Cobham.  It took 3 years
to build and cost £80,000.
20 June The world's biggest liner, The Bismarck, is launched by The Kaiser in Hamburg.
28 June Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne and his wife,
the Duchess of Hohenburg were assassinated as they drove through Sarajevo,
the capital of Bosnia.
28 July Austria declares war on Serbia.
30 July The German Kaiser Wilhelm III warns the Czar of Russia that Germany will
mobilise unless Russia withdraws the mobilisation orders of 1,200,000 troops.
30 July The Government agrees to shelve the Irish Home Rule bill due to the crisis in Europe.
July Work on a newly commissioned airship base at Kingsnorth on the Hoo peninsula
began and it was considered to be the most important and largest airship station in
the Country.
1 August The Kaiser declares war on his cousin, the Czar.  The Royal Navy was mobilised.
3 August Germany declares war on France.  Britain says it will stand by the 1839 Treaty of
London guaranteeing Belgium neutrality and will protect French coasts.
4 August Germany invades Belgium and Britain declares war against Germany.
6 August Austria declares war on Russia.
Serbia declares war on Germany.
Germany and Austria threaten to attack Italy if she refuses to announce neutrality.
16 August Germany takes Liege after fierce Belgian resistance.
17 August Field Marshal Sir John French and his British Expeditionary Force land in France.
23 August   Russian troops penetrate 50 miles into Prussia.
Japan declares war on Germany.
Brussels falls.
31 August British troops are engaged in a bitter struggle for the town of Mons.
Bloody battles are being fought in the ever-shifting line from Belgium in the north
to Lorraine in the south.
The Russian army have suffered a terrible defeat on the Eastern Front along the
borders of East Prussia.
7 September The first bomb falls on London.
The Royal Flying Corps throw steel darts out of their aircraft into the German trenches.
9 September The Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, has called for another 50,000 men to sign
up for the army.  The army's strength is now 825,000 and almost as many men
are joining in a day as are normally recruited in a year.  Thousands are from Kent.
12 September German troops take Ghent and Lille.  Rheims has already fallen.
12 September Germans in retreat from Paris after decisive battles on the Western Front.
18 September Crayford inventor Hiram Maxim reveals his ant-Zeppelin incendiary bullet.
23 September Zeppelin sheds at Dusseldorf are bombed by British aeroplanes.
Three British cruisers have been sunk off the Netherlands.
28 September Turkey attacks Russian ports.
September Gravesend Grammar Schools for boys and girls are opened.  They had previously
been educated in a co-educational school.
10-17 October More than 5,000 Belgian refugees and wounded soldiers were brought into Dover.
28 October Police round up aliens across the country.  Concentration camps are set up in Kent.
29 October The Ramsgate fishing vessel, Our Tom, is blown up by a German mine killing all hands.
26 November HMS Bulwark blows up in the harbour at Sheerness, 700 are killed.
Income tax is doubled to pay for the war.
8 December HMS Kent sinks the German cruiser Nurnberg in the Battle of the Falkland Islands.
24 December An aerial bomb falls on Dover.
28 December SS Montrose, intended as a blockship in Dover Harbour was blown out to sea and
was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands.