Author Archives: Roger Booth

Module 1 at St Laurence in Thanet – 24th March 2018

By on 29-Mar-2018 -  “Many thanks for an excellent course.  We all learned a great deal and are most grateful to you for the positive, encouraging way you allayed our nerves and fears” “Very inspiring and informative, now I need some new ringers” “Thank you for a very useful course. It helped me having watched an ART Teacher over […] Read more

An unusual experience

By on 14-Dec-2017 - Coming top of the Google search lists, the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) currently receives around 400 enquiries a year, mostly from people wishing to learn to ring. However, some of the more unusual enquiries include people wishing to learn to ring tunes on handbells, restore their tower bells, or for an unusual ‘experience’ as […] Read more

Module 1 Course to be held in Greenwich, 6th January 2018

By on 24-Nov-2017 - 2018 will be an important year for training new ringers, with the target of recruiting 1,400 new ringers and having them confident enough to ring on 11 November 2018 for the celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Association of Ringing Teachers is working in partnership with a […] Read more

Teaching Bell Handling course – St Laurence in Thanet, 24th March 2018

By on 09-Nov-2017 - On Saturday the 24th March, there will be a Module 1 day course at St Laurence in Thanet, teaching bell handling.  The course will be tutored by Roger Booth and is the introduction to the ART Training scheme where teaching skills are developed through practical application in the teacher accreditation process. Delegates can be experienced […] Read more

Follow up to the Summer Ringing School – including a new Module 2F Course

By on 28-Aug-2017 - To build on the success of our summer ringing school at Kensington,  where 20 new ringers completed Level 1 of Learning the Ropes, the organisers from the Middlesex CA and London DG are now turning our attention to placing them with a local Sunday band – helping them progress on to Levels 2 and 3 […] Read more

Lily rings on Sunday for the first time, after starting eight weeks ago

By on 25-Jul-2017 - Not only did Lily Tang come and help with the fun-day at Bermondsey on Saturday, but Lily rang for her first Sunday service at Greenwich on Sunday morning. Lily only had her first lesson at Greenwich eight weeks ago, but she rang the third to some very creditable rounds and simple call-changes on the front […] Read more

Bermondsey Community Fun Day – highly successful

By on 25-Jul-2017 - On Saturday 22 July, the Parish of Bermondsey held a Community Fun Day in aid of restoring the ‘Joy Slide’ which once sat in the Churchyard. The old wooden slide, which was built in 1921 and brought delight to generations of Bermondsey children, was donated by Arthur Carr, Chairman of Peak Freans, whose biscuit factory […] Read more

Simulator Workshop to be held at Stretham, Cambs 29th April 2017

By on 20-Mar-2017 - This half-day workshop will take place at the Stretham Ringing Education Centre on the 29th April, between 10am and 1pm. It will be tutored by Roger Booth and is ideal for anyone interested in teaching others with the assistance of a simulator. The workshop will explore the various items of hardware and software available, their […] Read more

Simulator Awareness Workshop at Bermondsey – 18th March 2017

By on 27-Feb-2017 - This half-day workshop to be tutored by Roger Booth is open to anyone interested in teaching others with the assistance of a simulator. It explains the various items of hardware and software available, and their advantages and disadvantages, as well as troubleshooting common setting up problems. The emphasis is on giving people hands on experience. […] Read more