Tutored by Gill Hughes, this course held on the 27th July is the first part of the ART Training scheme.
Ideal for those who would like to teach bell handling, or who are already teaching but would like to extend their skills, module 1 breaks down bell handling into small, manageable steps so the new ringer can be taken from their first lesson through to competent bell control.
Because the practical exercises all start with the bell safely in the ‘down’ position, the new ringer can begin developing the actions of ringing without the additional complication of a fast moving rope.
The course is a mixture of theory, such as how to adapt your teaching to suit the learning style of each ringer, and practical work which takes place in the tower, usually in pairs.
Following the day course, delegates are encouraged to begin teaching, putting it all into practice and recording their lesson plans in a teacher’s log book which will be provided on the day. By teaching someone to ring, planning and reflecting on the lessons, teachers can then invite an ART assessor along to watch them teach, demonstrating that they are safe and competent. Following a positive assessment, teachers can become accredited with ART and eligible to join as members.
The cost of the day course is £20. This includes access to SmART Ringer, the ability to register new ringers on ‘Learning the Ropes’, the teaching pack and post course admin support for two years.
For this course at North Cave, the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers will pay for its members to attend. Non members of YACR are welcome to book at the usual cost of £20.
Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided during the day, but delegates are advised to bring along a packed lunch.
Registration on the day will be between 9.15 and 9.30am, the course is expected to finish at 5pm
To request a place on this course, please use the online booking form on the SmART Ringer calendar here