On the 23rd June, Pip Penney will be tutoring the ART Module 1 course in Teaching Bell Handling at All Saints’ Edmonton Green, North London.
The day course is the first stage in the ART Training Scheme and focusses on teaching bell handling by breaking the process down into small, manageable steps, starting with the bell in the ‘down’ position.
The course itself will be a mixture of practical work in the tower and some theory presentations as Pip explains how a modern understanding of teaching a physical action can be applied to ringing so that new ringers gain confidence as their skills develop in a safe, progressive way.
After the day course, delegates will be given access to the SmART Ringer system where they can register their ringers into the Learning the Ropes scheme and work towards teaching accreditation by recording their lessons, taking an online theory quiz and inviting an ART Assessor to come and observe them teaching. A delegate is able to complete the course by putting everything into practice and teaching at least one person to handle a bell. ART suggests that this process is completed within 2 years of attending the initial day course. Further details of the course contents can be found here
An ART M1 course is suitable for both new and experienced teachers who wish to develop their teaching skills. Ideally, new teachers will work alongside an existing local teacher who can support them in a mentoring role as they begin teaching.
All Saints’ Edmonton is approximately 300 metres from Edmonton Green station and if arriving by car, there is good connectivity to both the A406 and the M25.
Course fees are £20, payable to ART and spaces can be requested using the online booking form here