Category Archives: About Superweeks

  1. Superweeks: A ‘Typical’ Superweek Day

  2. Superweeks: “Shall I tell you about my Superweek Mum?”

    “Shall I tell you about my Superweek Mum?” He asks as we are cracking the ice on a puddle near Wyre Piddle. It was the day after Boxing Day. A mere 122 days after his return travel day from his Superweek at Moor Park. To be honest I had given up trying to find out about Ben’s…

  3. Superweeks: Realizing how Amazing the Outside World Can Be

    During the eight years that I have been volunteering on Superweeks, I have witnessed many amazing childhood moments being experienced by the children we work with. But some of the loveliest moments, were when they realised how amazing the outside world can be. Unfortunately, during day to day lives, children don’t always get the chance…

  4. Superweeks: Why summer camps?

    The sun has come out (ish), the summer holidays are fast approaching and there will more likely be decisions to make about how your child(ren) spend their 6 weeks away from school. There are friends to meet up with of course, new computer games to defeat, perhaps a family holiday to go on. It’s an…

  5. Superweeks: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Childhood

    At any moment, half a million children across the UK are unhappy with their lives according to The Good Childhood Report 2012. Over the last decade, several studies have suggested that puberty is starting earlier. And it’s not just the physical change from child to adult that is sneaking up on parents and children –…

  6. Superweeks: “The Joy Generated is Infectious”

    If you asked me to isolate just one memory of Superweeks to label as my favourite, it would take me at least half an hour to decide on my top 5. From my four years of Superweeks, there are so many memories to choose from, and each one more positive and vivid. The only moment…

  7. Superweeks: The Sense of Awe and Wonder to be found in the Great Outdoors

    Like several Mums I know, as the school holidays lurch into view, I begin a slightly panicked search through the local papers and online forums to find something which may be both fun and ideally beneficial to fill each available day. It is easy to think that I have to be responsible for programming my…

  8. Superweeks: Education

    “I have known many children who have benefited enormously from a new enjoyment in learning, a sense of personal responsibility, and the disciplines of co-operation and working with others to get things done. I believe it would be extremely beneficial if such ideas could be extended, through the training of teachers, from the context of…

  9. Ethos: Play on Superweeks

    I’m lucky that my experience in schools, with scouts and with summer camps has given me plenty of opportunity to see opportunities of brilliant play opportunities in action. I have never been more impressed than what I’ve witnessed on Superweeks run by The Active Training and Education Trust (The ATE Trust). On a Superweek, play…

  10. Superweeks: Favourite Memories | Miranda, age 15 and Morgan, age 13

    We asked our Superweekers what they thought was so super about Superweeks. Miranda (age 15) wanted to share her favourite memories, she writes: “Hello to everyone at ATE! First of all, I’m VERY excited for the What’s so super about Superweeks? week as I look forward to hearing everyone else’s favourite parts as well as…