On Saturday the 24th of Feb, a Module 1 course (teaching bell handling) will be held at Wragby, tutored by Gill Hughes.
The course is suitable for people who are completely new to teaching bell handling, but also ideal for experienced teachers who wish to extend their skills, pick up ideas and help support newer teachers.
The ART Training scheme breaks down learning to ring into small, manageable stages – starting with the bell down until confidence and ability are gradually built up. This minimises risk and makes the approach ideal for nervous new ringers. As the course focuses on observation skills, setting attainable goals, building rapport with ringers of varying learning styles, this helps reduce the likelihood of poor handling habits going undetected and developing into a poor style long term.
The Church at Wragby has toilets and kitchen facilities so hot drinks can be made (please bring a local contribution of £3 to cover the cost of refreshments). There is a cafe in Wragby, but delegates are advised to bring along a packed lunch to eat in the Church during the break.
The 6 easygoing bells are upstairs, up 2 flights of carpeted stairs (with a handrail) and there is a large free car park next to the Church.
The course is a mixture of practical and theory sessions. Although the ringing chamber is warm and cosy with good heating, the theory sessions will take place in the Church where an extra warm jumper might be needed, in addition to the hot cups of tea which will be supplied to delegates throughout the day!
To reserve a space on this course, please use the online booking form here:
Or contact the ART administrator for further details on firstname.lastname@example.org