My trip to the UK provided RFIS and myself not only some great professional continuing education and fun, but a lot of baggage allowance. As any good international traveler knows (especially if they are a missionary) it is almost criminal to leave that allowance unused. So of course I didn’t! Instead my friends in the UK (thankfully they are still friends) allowed their home to be turned into a warehouse for a few days and I packed over 250 pounds of books and science supplies into the suitcases I had brought.
Some of these supplies were specifically destined for the external IGCSE Science Practical exam that my students took last week. I (and colleagues) spent the better part of two days using the wire and egg white powder along with massive amounts of glassware and other equipment from out lab to set this up.
Two hours after the students started, with a few crashes of dropped materials, the lab looked like this:
It took us quite a bit longer to clean it all up.
But that was not the biggest crash of the week. That honor goes to the unfortunate person clearing land for a garden outside the RFIS wall. His miscalculations led to a MASSIVE CRASH and the result was this.
Our construction crew (working on the new covered court and sports facility) get to add wall repair to their workload. They are making some good progress on the project but lots of rain and the above additional project are likely to delay completion a bit longer.