When I delivered the first microscopes (see #42, #43, #44, #48), I learned that another high shool in the same town will be demolished to build a new one in juli-august next year.
That science teacher' to whom I gave the scopes', school will be demolished and rebuild as well, but it won't happen within the next 5 years, so I suggested that perhaps it would be a good idea to dismantle that school lab to be rebuild in a classroom in their school. Buidling a new school lab is very expensive, costing tens of thousands of €/£/$, but every school has parents/highly skilled construction workers (massons, floorers, wood workers, electricians, plumbers, ...) and the gear (sinks, tables, cabinets, faucets, pipework etc...) would probably be availlable for free anyway.
She was very enthusiastic about the idea, so she gave me the phone number of the chairman of her school's parents board, who invited me to join their first meeting of the new school year, a few days ago.
Contrary to what I expected, I was met with enthousiasm there as well.
A lady said: "my husband is a truck driver and I'm pretty sure his boss won't mind him using a truck to remove and deliver the stuff".
Another one: "That's construction work. Accidents can and do happen. I'm an insurance agent, I see it all the time. So the bad news: an insurance will be necessary. The good news: this would be occasional, voluntary and unpaid labour. Insurance for such a thing wouldn't be all that expensive, while providing good coverage".
We agreed that the chairman will dive in the legal stuff involved in such a project, while I will research the practical feasibility of it.
Continuation in two months.
Edited by Microscopy, 21 September 2019 - 04:55 AM.