Happy Birthday Fun Science Sussex!

Today is the 1 year anniversary of the launch of Fun Science Sussex. To celebrate, we’ve caught up with branch owner Jackie and asked her a few questions about her first year as a Fun Scientist.

What were you doing before you became a Fun Scientist?Fun Science Sussex Branch owner

Before I started my Fun Science branch I worked for the county council in my area – working with school governors and headteachers doing training and supporting them with difficult situations such as complaints. I am still doing the same job but am now working term time only so that I can do some holiday clubs. I was also a registrar and did weddings at weekends but I’ve given that up now.

What is your favourite thing about being a Fun Scientist?

I love everything about being a fun scientist but my favourite thing is being with the kids and seeing their faces when we do something amazing.

Do you have a favourite science experiment or a science experiment that is most popular with the children in your groups?

My favourite science experiment is probably the rockets – so much fun, especially when they have eggs attached to them!! I think the favourite one with the kids is probably the slime making, they just love getting messy!!

What is the funniest/most interesting/nicest thing that a child has said to you in one of your sessions?

Recently I was told that I was “very cool” …. it made my day!

Jurassic JackieDo you have a favourite service to run (e.g. parties, workshops etc.) and why?

I think my favourite service has got to be the parties, it’s always an honour to be invited to do a birthday party and to see all the kids having fun with science.

What are you hoping to achieve in the next year? ​

In the next year I hope to do more parties and holiday clubs and possibly some after school clubs too.

If you are interested in booking a party, workshop or after school club in the Sussex area then you can email sussex@fun-science.org.uk.

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