St Wilfrid’s in York will be hosting a Module 2 C course on the 14th July, tutored by Graham Nabb.
Module 2C is part of the ART Training Scheme and focusses on teaching early change ringing. It is suitable for delegates whose personal ringing is of a standard of plain bob minor or above as many of the practical teaching exercises rung on the day will involve method ringing.
As with other ART modules, M2C emphasises the benefits of breaking down teaching into manageable stages so that ringers can progress with confidence, achieving goals that they set for themselves with help from their teacher. Although many tower captains and ringing masters attend Module 2C, it is equally ideal for those who aspire to teach, or help out on practice nights.
Skills learned will include how to stand behind and give effective & timely advice, how to run a fair and productive practice so that everyone gets a chance to progress, band management issues, how to plan a practice and review it afterwards, teaching theory, giving positive and constructive feedback and working with ringers who learn in different ways.
The day course will include a mixture of theory presentations and practical exercises in the tower and delegates will ring training methods including Original minor, treble bob hunt, Reverse St Bartholomews, Bayles method, Grandsire, Cloisters, Flying Dutchman, Bastow, Penultimus and various kaleidoscope exercises.
The course will take place at St Wilfrid’s, York which is a Roman Catholic Church housing a ring of 10 bells which were overhauled in 1996.
The entrance to the tower is inside the porch of the Church and there are 55 steps up to the Ringing Room. Although St Wilfrid’s is only a 7 minute walk from York station, there is a long stay car park 10 minutes away and there are also park and ride services which the local organiser can inform delegates of nearer the time if required.
There are kitchen and toilet facilities in the adjoining parish room and unless delegates would prefer to make their own arrangements, a light lunch of jacket potatoes with fillings can be requested by contacting Alison Edmonds who is the local course organiser. Alison is happy to cater for any dietary requirements with advance notice.
If you are interested in attending the York Module 2, please fill out a course enquiry form here and Graham Nabb the course tutor will be in touch.
After the course itself, delegates can put everything into practice by working towards accreditation with ART. This involves recording some planned practices and reviewing them in the teacher log book (provided) and inviting an ART Assessor along to observe a practice. Delegates who are not tower captains can create opportunities to run specific workshops or focussed practices where they can develop their teaching skills whilst offering sessions that are useful for ringers in their local area.