The ATE ‘Curriculum’

We have so many fun ideas and activities up our sleeves that we never run the same week twice, so every Superweek, school week or activity day we run is completely unique. But to give you an idea of what you might get up to with us, do take a read of our ‘official curriculum’:

Foil the black narcissus… team up with another group to play games … get a toffee twin… make a sock puppet…make a friendship bracelet…. send a postcard home … build a den … play bombing …play card games … explore… build a bonfire… toast marshmallows on the bonfire… sing songs round the bonfire… make a piñata … make a junk sculpture … paint a pet pebble … decorate your dorm & name it… eat some sweets … learn magic tricks… go to the park … play prisoner ball … play werewolves …. turn the dining room into a jungle … go blackberry picking … paper airplane competition … catch a spiders web… build a tree house … play marbles… make a shadow puppet theatre … play lurky … play doctor, doctor … play leg goals… make up a new song … make a picture frame for a photo … play mancala … play top trumps ….make your own top trump pack… make musical instruments …. make chocolate board games …take the director’s biscuit supply hostage and give the director a code to find them… be the monitor for an afternoon … invite someone to dinner… play combat …. go on a scavenger hunt … make a scrap book of the week… have a bedtime story read to you in the dormitory … play jungle dover patrol …. play consequences… play pooh sticks …skim stones in the river… play g’day bruce…. go bird watching …. make lots of new friends …. play colony baseball … find a treasure map …. do some origami … do mind teasers and puzzles … find a snail to be the group pet for the week….go worm charming … make bubble mixture and make your own bubble wands…. make square bubbles …

Find out what happens if you drop a packet of mintos into a bottle of coke … bake a cake… play benchball …. make pizzas …. decorate biscuits and eat them in your den….walk to town to buy an ice cream … make land art … paint your nails … do each others hair …. chill out … find out about the other people in your group… play crows and cranes … play king of the jungle …. go on a night walk … go and watch the stars with a cup of hot chocolate …. play jockeys … make costumes for an evening activity… laugh a lot… be in a talent show… encounter the fearsome ATE OFDORM… go fairy catching… build a teepee and sleep in it… play Tommy Smartie … play mount polo …. read a book …. hair braiding…. go on a nature walk …. make perfume… tell jokes…. play halt …. play black magic…. step through a broom…. play cold macaroni …. play two dogs and a bone … make poi and learn circus skills…. do the £1 challenge … track an animal… create a treasure hunt for a group… play grandma’s footsteps …. make up dance routines…. take part in the egg drop challenge against the other groups …. make hot air balloons … make your own jewellery …. play thief and detective… make a flag or mascot for your group… experience the year in a day – a Hallowe’en breakfast, Christmas at lunchtime, Valentine’s day at 2pm ….be part of the newspaper club… dress up for dinner ….play duck, duck, goose …play hey bootie … make up a new language …. play hide and seek… play jug handle he …. learn sign language …. play bad eggs …. play 15 passes… play Chinese tug o war… play giants wizards and pixies … play knee tapper … have a firework display…. play all those …. play 2 cops and robber… play shopping lists …. play means of locomotion … play fruit bowl….

Play captain’s coming… play happy families… build a raft to sail across the river… play yee ha … play old family coach… play shoeing horses ….play balloon passing … play who’s got the ball? …. play wink murder… play the 53p game … take part in a photo trail… be a superhero for a day … build a go cart …. do cartoons … make up a new country… make a bow and arrow… have a quiz… play charades … play apple, apple, apple … do vegetable impressions … make paper plate people …. do lateral thinking games … play killer …put on a play … be challenged by riddles …go orienteering around the centre …do the A to Z challenge….be in a band … invent a new board game … find out how skittles can help you get to know things about the other people in your group…. play empires …. have a water fight …. make things from salt dough…play key words… do horoscopes for the rest of the holiday…play football … make a time capsule … make kites and fly them …. do face painting… learn to read each other’s tea leaves… make a fortune teller …. make masks to wear to dinner … play drama games … make a hakisak to play with… get a secret pal… play black magic … go for a paddle in the sea … go swimming …. go to a theme park … go to a castle … go to a museum (a fun one!) … go to a maze … go shopping… go to the beach … be in the cooking club … do some dancing …. do some drama … make a pinball machine …. make a piggy bank … play indoor games with the whole holiday …. be in the sports club … sit by the fire and listen to  story …. have songs before bed … eat really good food … meet the Queen at afternoon tea… crack codes …. follow trails …. meet mysterious characters…. have a disco… have a party … be in the science club … have a banquet … be a champion fisherman or archeologist for the evening …. compete against the other groups in unusual competitions and challenges …

Take part in the ATE Olympics … play in a big game of snakes and ladders where people are the pieces and the snakes can move about the board … play Cluedo with real characters for you to meet and interview …. do some crazy experiments … be part of a massive art attack on the lawn …. shout so much in indoor games you lose your voice… learn the Greek alphabet … attend a Dutch auction … go to a casino night … take part in ‘call my countdown’ or ‘ATE deal or no deal’ … sing quiet songs before bedtime… face the underground labyrinth ….  have a go on the zip wire ….  race on the assault courses …  conquer the climbing wall …  master the stepping stone challenge …. find your way out of the willow mazes  ….  eat lots of really, really good food   …   play outdoor games with the whole holiday  …  make 50 new friends  …   have the best holiday ever  …  laugh a lot.

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2017-05-27T16:33:48+00:00 February 28th, 2013|About ATE|