By Captain Pat Vickers
Our mission ship booth at PIMEX with Mission Hospital, Phuket was an amazing experience.
Our IB CAS team together with Duke of Edinburgh International Award students helped put together the presentation of our project and their presence at the exhibit drew attention to their devotion to this project in which children are personally engaged in constructing a little ship to travel far and wide taking vaccines to island peoples lacking medical facilities.
The nurses from Mission Hospital carried out basic health checks on numerous visitors.
At one stage they treated an emrgency case when a visitor was overcome by the heat and lost consciousness.
Central to our booth was the large life size model of mast, sail and rigging from Rolly Tasker, Phuket. This was a constant reminder of our major need to complete the costruction of Schooner Ixdos.
Our wheel, binnacle and compass, kindly donated by O.B.Wetzel, Scott Bradley, and Captain Scott were on display together with the anchor-dragging warning invention by one of our CAS students, Peter Jensen.
The model of Schooner Ixdos created by renowned Phuket model boat builder, Tossaphon Chintana, which usually resides in our Headmaster’s study, was on prominent display.
Numerous UNICEF posters drew attention to the health needs of children which are the raison d’etre of our mission.
A very big thank you to all the visitors who sought to encourage our determined endeavours and helped us raise 20,000Baht.towards its completion.