One Foot in Bounds. Defining and Defying Boarding School Limits
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Endless adventures while growing up in Kenya; wild animals close to the front door; an American community built on the side of the Great Rift Valley: these are the settings for the growing pains, trials and triumphs of a young Canadian-British boy studying in an American school in Kenya. The threat of Mau Mau, a period of civil unrest, and the growing movement towards independent nations in Africa paralleled the spiritual and emotional unrest in the youthful rebellion of David Phillips. Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school for missionary children, aimed to provide excellence in academic studies and spiritual formation. Unfortunately, the temptation of stepping out of bounds into the forests close by was stronger than the threats of losing points in the ever present Point System. David K. Phillips Canadian author