Tales from the volunteers

56 Martinique Ellie Barrow-1

I am Ellie and I am 18 years old. My project is in Martinique with youth in the town.
My favourite experience on this project is Gymnastics. I enjoyed this project as I got to see how the parents got involved with the activity and working with different ages. What I learn from this session was new french phrases and how there might be a language barrier, however, we can still complete the same activity through physical actions and the importance of demonstration. This experience has showed me how I can communicate through demonstrations and actions, something that will help me.
I have found that this experience has made me more independent as we have been cooking and cleaning for ourself. I will take this skills home with me and they will help me in life.
Ellie Barrow

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham YITT LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

55 Martinique Charlotte Graham-1

During my experience at Martinique I have learnt that biting the bullet and taking part in new activities is very important because you will become a lot more confident. This will lead you to a better place than what missing out on the activities will. I say this because I wasn’t the most confident prior to this trip and it has changed the way I look at different activities, I think I should just try my best and give it ago. Also learning to communicate with people from Martinique in different languages has been a challenge.
I feel like I have been a lot more independent on the trip that what I usually would be as I have been making meals for the group and keeping the apartment clean and tidy. I feel like this trip has given us more freedom and independence as we have to do things for ourselves and not rely on the adults or other people to do stuff for us.
Charlotte Graham

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham YITT LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

54 Martinique Archie Fillingham-1

I am Archie and I am currently taking part in the Martinique project.
I have learnt many things from this project so far including cooking for myself and leaning basic french. My favourite experience so far has been the rugby session with the local team of a similar age to us. This is because it was enjoyable playing with people from a different background. From this experienced I have learnt how to coach even with the language barrier by using demonstrations and basic french. I feel this will massively benefit my college work and future carer in the sport industry as it will allow me to interact with a wider range of people. I am also planning on going to university so the independent living experience will benefit me greatly.
This has been an amazing experience for me so far and I look forward to continuing with it. Thank you for this opportunity.
Archie Fillingham

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham YITT LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

53 Sweden Joseph Rimmer-1

My name is Joe and I went on the Sweden project.
During my time here, i have been able to work with a range of different people from different backgrounds, teaching them about our culture and learning about there’s through questions and quiz games.
In my free time we have been doing a range of different activity’s, including snowmobiling, cross country skiing, feeding reindeers and ice skating.
Thanks to Erasmus+ I have been able to learn a lot about the Swedish culture. I have had many opportunity’s to work with different cultures that will benefit me in the future.
Personally I feel I have became more confident working with others and improved on my teaching skills from working with the  scouts and school kids.
Joe Rimmer

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham IDEUM LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

52 Sweden Shane Blaylock-1

My name is Shane Blaylock, I’m 17 years old.
I went on a project in Sweden to do a 2 week experience doing winter sports. Also I have never been overseas before so I was very excited to fly.
During my project, I have experienced things that are nearly impossible to do in England, I have gained confidence in new skills such as ice skating, cross country skiing and reindeer farming. I also got to know Swedish people my age by going into their schools and talking to them, comparing Sweden to England.
In my free time, I really enjoying learning how to ice skate. Skiing is something I’d never thought I’d do and I’ve really enjoyed doing it.
Thanks to Erasmus+, personally, I have build my confidence in talking to strangers whether it being kids in school or people I’ve bumped into down the shops or an a walk.
Shane Blaylock

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham IDEUM LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

51 Sweden Erin Walsh-1

Hi my name is Erin. I am 17 and I am from Cumbria.
During my project I have been in two different schools to learn their culture as well as show them what our lives are like in England. I have worked  with kids to learn what they do in their spare time and organised sport activities.
In my free time I have experienced many activities from playing ice hockey and going walking as well as going out with some local teenagers.
Thanks to Erasmus+ I have professionally experienced teaching the younger generation of the Swedish kids sporting activities that we undertake in the England.
Personally I have gained a lot more confident taking to a group of people, I have experienced Swedish activities that I can take back to England and help with my education and expand on my future career.
Erin Walsh

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham IDEUM LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

50 Sweden Kristina Fell-1

I am Kristina, I am 18. I took part in this project to Sweden because it looked an amazing opportunity to embrace new cultures and learn new skills.
During the experience I spent a lot of time in schools developing my personal skills and learning about their culture. I have also done fun activities like snow mobiles, reindeer farming and snow bbq.
In my free time I went for walks in the snow, cooked tea and played pool tournaments.
Personally I have learnt about the Swedish culture and language. How to budget and plan meals. I also worked with refugees from different countries and over came the language barrier.
Kristina Fell
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham IDEUM LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

49 Martinique Zak Mullier-1

My name is Zak Mullier I am 17, and I am studying SPORT and Coaching at Askham Bryan College.
When coaching I did football, gymnastics, basketball and athletics. The hardest part of the coaching was the language barrier as they didn’t speak English and we didn’t speak French. To get past this we did hand signals and lots of demonstrations and
In the free time we went to beach a few times, we also did a few cultural visits like the slave museum, chocolate factory and rum distillery.
Thanks to Erasmus+, professionally I have learnt how to communicate and teach other people sports that don’t speak the same language through actions and demonstrations. Personally, I would like to thank Erasmus+ for the amazing opportunity and for potentially making me more employable.
Zak Mullier
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham YITT LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

48 Martinique Meghan Scadding-1

My name is Meghan Scadding I am 18 and I am studying at Askham Bryan College.
I wanted to develop my coaching skills and to see how other countries coach sports.
When coaching I did. When I was there I took part in gymnastics, basketball, football, athletics, biking.
In the free time, we also had a intercultural evening where we tasted different foods from Martinique and heard a few songs.
Thanks to Erasmus+, professionally I have learnt that different countries have a different way of coaching and also I leant on how different communities live. Personally, I enjoyed this experience a lot and I got a lot out of it as I learnt a lot of different things, if I got the opportunity to do a longer project I would definitely do it as it was amazing.
Meghan Scadding

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham YITT LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

47 Martinique Lydia Pattinson-1

My name is Lydia Pattinson I am 17 and I am studying level 3 Sports at Askham Bryan College.
I wanted to take part in this project to get some real-life experience form coaching abroad as I might want to do this as my job.
When coaching I did gymnastics, basketball, athletics and bikes all off these were very fun and interesting. During these sessions we got to put to practice our coaching skills that we have learnt from our course at college but to also practice some off our French.
In the free time I socialised with new friends who I didn’t really know before and met new friends form Martinique.
Thanks to Erasmus+, professionally I have learnt so much form this experience in such a short period of time. I would love to go on this again for longer as it was an opportunity of a lifetime.
Lydia Pattinson

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham YITT LQ
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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