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So Final day of Junior Space School "Astronaut Training" and Satellite Launches and the turn of Sputnik and Apollo.
One Satellite "launched" by Sputnik and a pretty good effort by Apollo (with a little help!) - see communication in 'space' is not that easy.
So Leicester Space School 2017 has started and today sees the first two launches of the Dive Rutland space satellite (hopefully!)
To allow us to support Leicester Space School our opening hours will be changing over the coming weeks to accommodate.
We will publish our opening times weekly for the next three weeks and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Monday 24th July - 12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 25th July - 12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 26th July - 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday 27th July - Closed
Friday 28th July - 10:30 - 17:00
Saturday 29th July - 10:30 - 17:30 - Pool will be running as per our normal schedules
So the last day of my work experience with Dive Rutland, although tomorrow (Thursday) is the actual last day, this is Tracey's day off (sorry, had to mention it! as it never seems to happen) and I plan to sleep most of it.
The day was busy and started early with me meeting Tracey and her husband (Paul) at her house as we were off to Peterborough Lido for an extra curricular activity for Hampton Academy who are having a Space themed week. Tracey will put an blog up with pictures.
We ran a two hour session with some basic skills and then they built the space object being used for the Leicester Space School that Dive Rutland is running over the next three weeks.
On returning to the dive centre, sat and had something to eat (trying hard not to fall asleep - even Tracey was tired!) followed by offloading all of the equipment and packing it away - except the BCD's which I put out to dry and then it rained really heavy, so they took a little longer than normal. As we had used all of the small cylinders and some of the Dive Rutland club members are diving Norfolk this weekend we then filled them all.
Tracey finished resolving some issues with a customers regulator and moved some school regulators around to match their First Stages... and the last real job was to place a supplier order.
I hope that you have enjoyed my daily blog updates as I have learnt a lot in writing them. Its been a fun work experience and I have learnt loads, including finally how to close the containers without help!... Thanks for reading.... and see you all soon.
The day consisted of preparing for the normal Tuesday night pool session and the Wednesday morning pool enrichment session which you will hear more of in day week 2 day 3 blog.
So, in preparation for Wednesdays pool session all of the 7 L pool cylinder had to be topped off and loaded onto the van, along with the 'space exercise'.. the same one being ran over the next couple of weeks for Leicester Space School.
After a busy day, we finished off by going to pool at 5:30 we had a club member gaining confidence in a dry suit, an open water student finishing off their confined water activities and two TDM's Rick and Gill at the end of the pool session doing a kit exchange but i didn't get to see it which was disappointing but Tracey said it was better than last week - there are pictures....
Then we went to the pub, again i was feeling hungry so i had a big burger and an extra portion of cheesy chips, followed by going home and sleeping like a baby.
One more day to go as getting Thursday off, but its a long day....
Today, the start of my second week of work experience started with cleaning of the very dirty van. There was no kit to offload due to no pool because of the Dive Rutland club Barbecue on Saturday night, just a smelly bin! which we soon sorted out..
Whist I was washing the van, Tracey did the weekly shop clean (bathroom etc.). I got a bit wet while washing the van but it was very cooling as it was a very warm summers day (maybe I did a bit of that deliberately!)
After I had washed the van Tracey and I carried on with the very long process of inventory rack cleanning but the good thing is we only have 4 more racks to go it's nearly over yippee!!!!!!, Tracey has been applying the updates each evening, so EVE will soon be really up today - inventory wise anyway.
The only bad thing about yesterday was some of the products were not on the computer which meant it took a really long time.
And we were bugged all day by some very annoying flies....
I started by offloading the van and putting the pool equipment used by Tracey and Rachel on Friday evening, followed by finishing the inventorying and cleaning of the hose and regulator acessories rack I started the day before with the help of Rachel and the spare stock of masks
Had a dry practise build of the Space School object - has anyone guessed from the bits posted earlier in the week what it is? It looks amazing when built. Great idea...
Rachel cleaned the three glass cabinets whilst I did a bit of gardening at the front of the dive centre in preparation for the club BBQ as well as helping with the setup of the BBQ which consisted of filling up 2 kit boxes of cold water for the drinks, setting up chairs and tables. But I was not allowed near the food for some reason!!!!!
I worked right up until the BBQ started at 18:00 and I still have only made one cup of tea all week... amazing work experience so far - lots of variety.. roll on next week (I get tomorrow Sunday off and guess what I am going to is sleep)