On the 10th of February, a Module 1 day course (teaching bell handling) will be held at St Leonard’s, Horringer.
Tutored by Lesley Boyle, this is day one of the skill development process for anyone wishing to teach bell handling. The course is suitable both for completely new teachers and for experienced teachers who wish to extend their skills and support others who are new to teaching.
By breaking down bell handling into small, manageable actions, new learners can gain confidence in stages, starting with the bell down – so that poor handling habits can be identified and corrected early on, rather than become an established problem.
Course delegates can expect a mixture of practical exercises in the tower, interspersed with some theory. Following the course, they will be given access to the SmART Ringer system which is full of teaching resources to use in the tower and which will enable them to register their new ringers onto the Learning the Ropes Scheme.
Course participants are encouraged to put everything they have learned into practice by working towards accreditation within two years of the day course. This is achieved by filling out a teaching diary to record their work with a ringer in the tower, passing an online theory quiz and an observed lesson with an ART Assessor.
The bells at Honniger are recently restored, easygoing and rung from the ground floor. Delegates coming by car can park in the village hall car partk, adjacent to the Church. The village hall also has toilet facilities which will be available during the day. Tea and coffee will be provided and delegates can either enjoy a buffet style lunch for the Church costing about £6 each, or make their own arrangements.
To request a space on ths Horringer course, please use the SmART Ringer online booking form here.