Science labs get safety boost

Students studying science at Cayman
Prep and High School have a new ally in the form of law firm Ritch &
Conolly, which recently donated $5,000 toward safety stations in each of
school’s new science laboratories.

The labs are located in the
school’s 23,000 square foot three-storey building on Walkers Road at the CPHS
high school site. With completion expected in time for the start of the 2010-11
academic year, the building will house five science labs, ten classrooms, two fully
equipped IT laboratories, a new library and administrative offices.

David Ritch, managing partner of
Ritch & Conolly, has a keen interest in his firm supporting educational
development and improvements in the Cayman Islands, in part because of his family
history.  His mother Islay Conolly
dedicated her life’s work to teaching and the development of education in the
Cayman Islands, culminating with her role as chief education officer. 

“A quality high school education is
perhaps the single most important building block in a child’s life and provides
the foundation upon which careers are built and pursued,” he said.

“We are pleased to be able to
support this project that will provide essential facilities for broadening the
reach of the school’s academic programme.”