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  1. Superweeks: A ‘Typical’ Superweek Day

  2. Volunteering: ATE Monitor Training, as told by a Trainee

    We asked two people who were part of the 2019 Monitor Training Course for their memories of the week. Matilda (bottom left, above) was one of the trainees on the course, while Will was one of the instructors. You can read Will’s point of view here, but here’s Matilda’s side of the story. Saturday afternoon,…

  3. Just for fun: the 2019 Monitor Training Course staff team by numbers

    The figures featured in this blog are all based on real sums. We just can’t show you our working because we’ve lost the envelope we did the maths on. Over dinner on the eve of the 2019 Monitor Training Course, the instructing team did a quick tally of the Superweeks and school weeks they’d worked…

  4. Volunteering: ATE Monitor Training, as told by an Instructor

    We asked two people who were part of the 2019 Monitor Training Course for their reflections. Will was one of the instructors on the course, while Matilda was one of the trainees. Here’s Will’s perspective. You can read Matilda’s point of view here. When I arrived at Abberley Hall two things came to my mind….

  5. Volunteering: ATE as an investment in yourself

    We asked Jemima, Monitor and goat aficionado, why she volunteers with ATE. Here’s what she told us! I trained as a monitor during my year off between school and university in 2017, and now I’m in my final term of Human Sciences at UCL. Every summer since the training course I have spent one or…

  6. Monitor Focus: Miranda S

    (I’m the one on the right) How did you find out about ATE?  I found out about ATE in two ways – firstly, my cousins went on Superweeks as kids and I wanted to follow in their footsteps. Then I saw an advert for an Aquila themed Superweek in the back of Aquila magazine when…

  7. Volunteering: 16 ways to write about volunteering on your CV

    Volunteering is a brilliant way to gain experiences that employers love, but it can be difficult to capture that experience in your CV. Here are 16 prospective-employer-pleasing things you can add to your CV or talk about at interview. You are able to build relationships You started the week with eight strangers and ended it…

  8. Volunteering: A Heartfelt Thank You…

    Here at HQ we often talk about how incredibly proud we are of our staff team. We couldn’t do anything without you, and we’re so grateful for the time you give up to help us. We know you’re all busy people, studying or doing your proper jobs. Among your ranks are paramedics and nurses, teachers…

  9. ATE Woodland Warriors at Camp Bestival 2015

    On the 28th July to the 2nd of August 2015, seventeen ‘Woodland Warriors’ went to a small woodland in Lulworth Castle, Dorset. All they took with them were 400 carrots, some sticks, 30 pairs of gloves & the usual ATE equipment box,  sharing the woods with the National Trust, WWF, The Eden Project. We spoke to…

  10. Fundraising: The GreATE 24 Hour Run | June 2017

    Every year, ATE staff make a big effort to raise money for our Adventure Appeal. This year, it’s the GreATE 24 hour run. We asked ATE SuperRunner, Alix  for a no-nonsense guide to what the GreATE 24 Hour Run will entail… Hey Alix! What is the GreATE 24 Hour Run? Staff and friends of ATE…