An exciting opportunity has arisen to purchase Fun Science Sunderland which offers science workshops, after school clubs, birthday parties and workshops to primary aged children in and around Sunderland. Fun Science Sunderland is currently run by ‘Einstein Emma’ and has built up a fantastic local reputation.
Emma started this Fun Science Sunderland in September 2018 to fit around her part time work. Emma worked hard to secure work with a local library and has built up a great reputation with them. Fun Science Sunderland continues to work with this library on a regular basis in school holidays and also runs a weekly after school club at a local school which the school are keen to continue. When full, this after school club generates a turnover of £120 per week. In October 2018, just after starting up, Emma was unexpectedly offered a place on a Masters programme. Initially, Emma continued to run the branch alongside her Masters programme but is now struggling to keep up with demand and Emma doesn’t feel she is running the branch to its full potential so has made the decision to sell it.
Emma says “We have had a lot of interest and comments such as “I haven’t seen anything like this within the area” and “it’s great that you can make science fun for kids!” I have enjoyed working with the children and having fun whilst teaching but there is so much more that can be done, unfortunately I don’t have the time to keep running the franchise to its capacity. The area covered under the franchise hasn’t been fully covered by us and it would be beneficial to do more advertising within County Durham as we have had people travel to our events from these areas. We do hope someone will be willing to take on this franchise and give it the time that is needed as it’s the children who benefit from this. Even working full time and studying part time from September 2018 to April 2019 we earned £2500 from parties and events”.
Emma has done a fantastic job building the branch up and creating a good reputation in the local area but there is much more potential to be explored. Fun Science Sunderland has recently had interest from 11 more schools who would like to run weekly Fun Science clubs. If these were to be taken on by a new branch owner and were full up, they would generate a turnover of £120 per club per week. This could then be added to revenue generated from parties, workshops, regular library events, holiday clubs and additional after school clubs.
If you are interested in taking on the Sunderland branch or would like to find out more then please do email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.