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Action It Theatre Company are recruiting sports coaches for their 2017 summer schools in Italy. EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IS ESSENTIAL.

Teachers are required to fly to Pisa on the 10th/11th June. The summer school starts on the June 12th and will run until Saturday 1st July. Hours are approximately 8am/9am – 4pm Mon-Fri & some schools will also hold a Saturday morning session from 9.00-12.00. These times may change slightly depending on the school in which teachers are placed in. Teachers are required to be at the school 30 minutes prior to the course start time every day.

Teachers will be placed in a new school every week in a different town in the Tuscany or Emiglia Romagna region. A weekly fee is offered based on the current minimum wage rates plus flights are paid for and accommodation and meals will be provided with a host family.

The aim of the week is to teach English through the use of drama, art and sport and for the students to perform a final show in English at the end of the week.  The sports sessions are to help the students work as a team,increase fitness levels and enhance co-ordination.  Sports coaches will be responsible for teaching sporting terminology and rules of play in English for sports such as; football, badminton, cricket, rounders, volleyball, basketball and relay games.

During this period it can be very hot which can make it extremely hard work.  This said it is incredibly rewarding and it is a great way to practice coaching people who speak very little English. It is also a great way to see a bit of Italy in the evenings and at the weekends.

Two of the School’s students have had excellent experiences on this programme before. (See Shanie’s account here)

Teachers MUST SPEAK ENGLISH AS THEIR MOTHER TONGUE AND HOLD A CURRENT DBS OR BE WILLING TO OBTAIN ONE.

The ideal candidates must have patience, confidence, be fun, have high energy levels and enjoy working with children from 5-13yrs.

Two days training to be given in Lincoln prior to starting.

For more information or to apply please visit www.actionittheatre.com and click on the job opportunities section or call 01522 775760 for more information.

Camp Counsellors USA are coming to the University on Thursday 26th January to deliver an information talk on working at a children’s summer camp in America and Canada over the summer holidays.

Camp Counsellors work with around 900 different summer camps in America and about 400 in Canada, and every one of these camps are looking to recruit international staff from all backgrounds. If you are looking for a summer job or placement to increase your skills, experience and employability whilst at the same time having a great time, then this could be a good option.

The talk will be on:

Thursday 26th January, 5pm

Cargill Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building (ground floor)

Further details can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/608245096028453/

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Camp Counselors USA are a company that sends students to work in the States for the summer teaching children sports, arts & crafts, water sports, performing arts, wilderness and many other skills! In addition to the opportunities and experiences you get from the camps themselves, you also receive 30 days after camp to travel the USA.

Representatives from Camp Counselors will give an information talk at 5PM on Thursday 10th November in Meeting Room 1 in the Enterprise Building at the University of Lincoln.

[Note: Camp Counselors also have programmes in other countries around the world. See their website for more details.]

Shanie Stathers, a Sport & Exercise Science student entering her third year, spent two weeks this summer coaching sport in Tuscany at camps run by the English Theatre of Europe. She has kindly shared some thoughts about the very positive experiences she had in Italy:

“ I have had the opportunity to work in two different schools in Italy, one being in a large city and one being in a small village. I never intended to teach sport, especially not to children, as I am not the best with communication and presentation when it comes to coaching. However when this job came up I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have a go.

My first week was in a large school teaching a variety of sports to over 100 children aged between 6 and 11. My second week was in a small school teaching 48 children aged between 10 to 14. At first it was hard, especially the language barrier, but once I got into the swing of things I loved every minute of it. I worked with a few different teachers during the experience and along with teaching sport I got to learn about Italian culture by living with two different host families.

The experience has taught me that if you don’t give something a go you won’t know if you enjoy it or not. I have gained new skills and built up more knowledge on the ones I never realised I already had!”

Shanie followed in the footsteps of fellow Sport & Exercise Science student Jake Gear, who worked on the same camp programme the previous summer. Both responded to adverts posted on this blog, and we will continue to pass on news of any similar opportunities offered by the English Theatre of Europe or other organisations.

P.S. We’d love to hear about any sport, exercise or health-related paid or voluntary work you undertook this summer…and what you learned from the experience. Please let us know at impresslincoln@gmail.com

XUK camps (residential and day) are still looking to take on Activities Leaders at their camps for this summer. They need enthusiastic individuals with coaching experience and passion! The camp runs for six-weeks starting in July and allows leaders to take charge of sessions; from rifle shooting and quads, to the old favourites like football and rounders. They will get to experience working with Juniors (5-7), Intermediates (8-12) and Teens (13-17), from here in England and further afield, including Europe and Asia.

For more information please see their website, which has the application pack included. http://www.xkeys.co.uk/jobs/apply/

 

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