Group Leader Interview – Sarah

Name: Sarah
When Started: August 2018

Position Held: Group Leader
Background: Home educated my children, Scout leader for 10 years, Studied environmental management.
Hobbies / Interests: Running (Long Distance), Hiking

What centre do you work at and what’s great about where you live?

I work at Barhaugh Hall, Alston, but live in Penrith. It’s a great area to live in, close to the Lake District, the North Pennines and Scotland – beautiful scenery and adventure on our doorstep.

Why did you choose Robinwood?

Because of its excellent reputation within the industry.

How did you find the selection process?

It was actually quite relaxed, everyone was really friendly, and it was a lot of fun.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Robinwood?

Great holidays and great staff teams.

What was the highlight of your training?

When the children tell me they have loved their time at Robinwood and don’t want to go home.

What’s the Coolest part of your job?

Getting to be outside and doing different stuff everyday –  it’s always different , even though you’re doing the same activities each week.

What is it like working with 7-11 year olds?

They are great fun and its very rewarding to see them challenging themselves during sessions.

Describe your first group in 5 words.

Fun, scary, exhausting, exciting, survived!

What’s been your funniest moment?

Having to evacuate a frog from a canoe full of very worried looking children. I don’t know who was more scared, the frog or the children.

What is your favourite session to run and why?

I really enjoy Trapeze. It’s quite high and it’s great to see the children challenging themselves and jumping for the bar.

What advice would you give to someone considering applying?

Go for it, it’s hard work, but the more you put in, the more you’ll get out.


They are great fun and its very rewarding to see them challenging themselves during sessions.