After all your hard work, you’ll want your Café Scientifique to
continue after you have left school or college, so in the year that you
leave, you will need to think about how to hand over to other students.
The earlier that you think about this, the easier it will be to find
willing successors. The process that we suggest is:
Spring – around Easter-time, tell cafe
participants that you are looking for new team members for the following
year. Talk about what roles you need to fill, what will be involved
and what the benefits of taking part are. Ask anyone who is interested
to contact one of the team (to avoid confusion decide on which one of
you it will be, or ask your teacher co-ordinator to be the contact).
Summer – encourage people who’ve shown an interest to
come along to team meetings and shadow the person whose role they’re
likely to take up. It is a good idea for them to play an active role in
the organisation of this term’s cafés if possible, to prepare them for
the following year.