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19/07/19

The end of the academic year is upon us and it has been another fantastic year for fundraising with £46,623.11 raised for numerous charities! A particular mention to Therapy Partners, Ronald McDonald, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Holding On Letting Go and Breast Cancer Care Kent. https://t.co/X03QJrqAxZ

18/07/19

We hope you enjoy all the goodies inside our hamper! Also, congratulations to Louisa for a fantastic performance!

18/07/19

The Library Challenge 20 has been a fantastic success this year! The overall winner was Anusha in 10T who has read a phenomenal 100 books over the academic year and the runner up was Tash in 7T. Well done girls! https://t.co/skOeCDtaRK

18/07/19

Another year, another production and what a fantastic production it was! 4 performances later with over 1000 audience members - we hope you enjoyed as much as we did! https://t.co/VFB9S3c2Nv

18/07/19

Retweeted From Christopher gedge

Absolutely sensational performance of Beauty & The Beast!!! https://t.co/KRqNsPlYAO

15/07/19

Year 10 returned from work experience week today. Not only being excited about seeing their friends, they are spending the day reviewing their experiences and hearing about their post 18 options providing them with more careers education as they make their plans for the future! https://t.co/MoxHVaXSpK

11/07/19

What an achievement!

11/07/19

Retweeted From BeReady

Great to be working with in helping their students to for the future with . https://t.co/9TjI9Wrpzp

11/07/19

We are delighted to announce that we are the best grammar school in Kent and fourth nationally according to The Real Schools Guide 2019! https://t.co/ZpzCcv8aAi

11/07/19

Year 7 have been treated to breakfast this morning as a well done for all their hard work this year! The girls have all grown up considerably since September and are turning into some outstanding young ladies. https://t.co/KydhTWAI2U

10/07/19

All our Year 10's are working extremely hard with Eloise and Georgia , Bo-Erin in Larkfield and Stephanie at The Discovery School! https://t.co/5ZjRiOWIVB

10/07/19

Year 6 pupils from and have joined us today to learn about the world of work and living on a budget as part of their Careers Education Week! https://t.co/DcoDesEU77

10/07/19

Year 10 are working hard this week on their work experience placements! With Darcy , Honey and Lola . https://t.co/solripC7x8

10/07/19

As part of 'Set Your Hands Free' week our students have been pledging for what they will be doing instead of using their phones and tablets! https://t.co/dhNaZSzNOg

09/07/19

We can’t wait to see what they share with us! https://t.co/XeYfrz8EKw

09/07/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Kingshill

As part of the careers week 'The Real Game' Yr6 were visited by a range of work professionals. They spoke to the children about their career pathways & what is involved in their job role. Many thanks to https://t.co/RhIpo9Obs6

09/07/19

Our annual FIGS Fair 2019 will be held on Saturday, 21 September here at Invicta, a day not to be missed! https://t.co/0By7rfNXqB

08/07/19

On Wednesday, 3 July we held our annual Summer Concert - it was an evening full of wonderful music and talent! https://t.co/ehrY5RKPdr

05/07/19

Thank you for helping at Year 12 Career day it was lovely to have you back! https://t.co/XOCQA4N1NF

05/07/19

Year 12 students attended a Careers Day today and had a mock interview with visiting employers as well as time to research their post 18 options. They were nervous about the interviews but gained a lot from the experience! https://t.co/eRE5KTxZUj

05/07/19

Wictoria in Year 7 has set the hula hooping record of 40 minutes and she’s still going! https://t.co/sIOkl3FpHJ

05/07/19

Who’s got the best hat?

05/07/19

Sports day is well under way with Mr Masters announcing & supplying us with all the tunes! https://t.co/MEa2nK0ejB

05/07/19

Thank you for coming! https://t.co/IitdnXho2H

04/07/19

Today we welcome our new Year 7's for their Taster Day. First lesson - Business and Enterprise! The girls have been learning about production lines and have created some impressive cars🚗 https://t.co/7Gj6UXFYoe

04/07/19

Our student judging panel has been hard at work during their lunchbreak on Tuesday, evaluating books on the Young People’s Book Prize shortlist. https://t.co/7GdC6hgINM

03/07/19

The Year 9 Geography students have been studying small scale ecosystems at the local nature reserve! 🌞 https://t.co/j2cFZkh5hp

02/07/19

Mrs Woods and her POP Group have been busy crocheting roses for the Beauty and the Beast Production. These will be on sale on each show night - £4 each!🌹 https://t.co/aORywQzdGQ

02/07/19

This afternoon our GCSE Food Technology girls were joined by for a delicious food lesson! https://t.co/jPUyTmSPqF

01/07/19

Part 1 of our Cultural Diversity Workshop in making Russian Dolls. "All the Same. All Different." https://t.co/osWaxjmUbM

01/07/19

Former Student, Sarah Hunter, is climbing to Mount Everest Base camp to raise money for Action Against Hunger. If you would like to sponsor her please follow the link and donate what you can: https://t.co/arzjaXoiFD

28/06/19

Our Production Team have been busy dressing the Reception area for this year's production of Beauty and the Beast! Get your tickets now!🌹 https://t.co/axb0Mmqvbe

27/06/19

Would you like to know more about being a VIAT Local School Governor? Come to our Governance Open Event on 22 July from 5pm to 7pm at Invicta Grammar School. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals for both our primary and secondary schools. https://t.co/glbTA0ZTsc

27/06/19

We are looking forward to hosting the Book Fair in the Library from 28 June to 4 July. Lots of fantastic books and stationery available! https://t.co/36jWR3TLZQ

26/06/19

Thank you for coming in this morning to talk to our Business Studies students. They all thoroughly enjoyed your talk and the yummy shakes! https://t.co/K85yineiLW

26/06/19

Don’t forget our final non-uniform day this Friday! https://t.co/t1fDO7kmJo

24/06/19

On Saturday we welcomed Year 5 for our annual Year 5 Experience Morning. It was so nice to see all your smiling faces and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon! https://t.co/FqBfD5q4nC

23/06/19

Year 7 enjoyed their day on Thursday exploring our local nature reserves. 10km walked - well done girls! https://t.co/6DPcF0t4xX

WWI Diary 1918

January Men working among the coppices in Kent helped with the war effort.  Charcoal made at Arketts Farm, Stalisfield Green, high on the Downs, was sent to France for use as a fuel in the battle areas.  The charcoal was smokeless and odourless and did not give away the soldiers' positions and it provided plenty of heat.  The Stalisfiled charcoal also went to the gunpowder makers at Faversham where a new factory was due to open.
2 January Lord Rothermere was appointed Head of the Air Council.
8 January Trees are to be planted in Kent under a state-sponsored forestry scheme to ensure that Britain will have sufficient home timber for military and commercial needs in the future.  Altogether, two million acres in England will be planted.
22 January The Government orders restaurants and all eating houses not to serve meat on two days a week due to the acute food shortage.
8 February The Representation of the People Act receives Royal Assent giving the vote to married women over 30.
9 March New Military Service Bill raised the maximum conscription age to 30.
20 March Coal, gas and electricity was rationed and theatres were told to close after 10.30pm.
25 March All traffic to the East Kent coast was suspended and it was assumed that a big raid was planned.
22 April Manfred von Richthofen, known as the 'Red Baron' and Germany's most feared pilot was shot down in flames and killed during the Battle of the Somme.
22 April An exploding mine completely destroyed Ramsgate Pier.
16 July Russia's Czar Nicholas II and his family were massacred by Bolshevik rulers in Ekaterinburg in the Urals.
23 July Heavy fighting resumed on the Western Front following a long lull caused by an influenza epidemic.  Von Ludendorff's offensive across the Marne was halted and the tide appeared to be turning for the Allies.
13 August The Government recognises the state of Czechoslovakia.
1 October A young British officer, Major T E Lawrence, led an Arab revolt against the Turks and captured Damascus.  Multitudes celebrated the liberation from the Ottoman Empire.
23 October Hundreds of schools in Kent were forced to close as the worldwide influenza epidemic hit England with a vengeance.  The outbreak devastated Maidstone, especially the poor.  In London more than 2000 deaths were reported.  Worldwide the total is 53000. 
31 October Germany appealed for an armistice as the shadow of defeat for the country and Allies grew.
11 November The Armistice was signed at 11am in a carriage in the forest of Compiegne.  Public revelry and rejoicing in Britain marked the end of the war.
27 November A memorial was unveiled in Gillingham Cemetery in memory of the men killed in the raid on the Royal Naval barracks in 1917.