Category Archives: ATE Staff Training

  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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….

  4. Volunteering: Introducing the (excited!) Monitor class of 2015!

    With summer just around the corner, we caught up with the newly trained Monitor cohort; 25 fresh-faced excited new Monitors, all working with us for the first time this summer. We wanted to know about their experience of the training course and how they feel as the newest members of the ATE family. “Firstly I…

  5. Volunteering: 10 Bonus Points that the ATE Training Course adds to your CV

    We reckon being a Monitor on a Superweek is probably one of the best ever ways to spend your summer, and on top of all that – it looks great on your CV too! We spoke to staff from training courses throughout the years to find out why the ATE training course really made their…

  6. Volunteering: ATE Training – What it is, and how it works

    Active Training and Education, which runs Superweeks, has over 50 years experience (previously as ‘Colony Holidays’) in both running residential summer camps for children, and in training the young adults who will work directly with the children. But why do we train these people, who come to work with us as enthusiastic volunteers? And what…

  7. Why Volunteer?

    Why volunteer as a young adult? James shares some thoughts about what you might gain from volunteering, and what skills you might you be able to take from ATE specifically to help you make your decision: I don’t really like being the bearers of bad news, in fact I think it’s pretty miserable, but it’s difficult to avoid the…