We’ve mentioned in the past that we run a shop at Dovecote, selling things that we have made in the lab. Things like our slime kits and candles.
We used to run it after school on a Tuesday but we found there were a number of problems doing it that way. Half the school go out by an exit that doesn’t go past the Lab so they NEVER remember that we’re open! Also Mums and Dads are rushing to get back home or collect children from other schools. Finally, it’s VERY cold and dark in the winter time so people don’t really want to hang around at school.
So, we shut the shop last term but are reopening today with a whole lot of new items for sale that we got at the National Space Museum last week and some new ones that we have put together.
Well, we’ve just finished break and we made £8:50 with a LOT of people saying they want to bring in their money to buy stuff tomorrow or next week. So, I think it’s fair to say that the shop is a great success again.
Now, what we want to do is add some some cheap simple items so that people can spend a bit of their pocket money every now and again rather than having to save up for something expensive. For example, the Thumper balloons @ 50p each were our biggest seller.
We’ll keep you all posted.
Lab_13 MT Dovecote