Tag Archives: Learning the Ropes

At Shenfield, S is for Success !

By on 24-Aug-2019 - There’s lots happening at the Essex tower of Shenfield St Mary’s. The band is thriving with a good mix of young and old, and teaching and learning are very much on the agenda, as well as having lots of fun. In September they enjoyed a great day out in London, described by 13 year old […] Read more

Young Ringers’ Fest ! A big day out for young ringers in the ODG

By on 12-Aug-2019 - The city of Oxford was an ideal choice for our Big Day Out as it not only offers a variety of historic and memorable towers but is relatively easy for 19 young ringers and their parents to get around.Our first two towers were the light tens at St Thomas and St Mary Magdalen. Ringing was […] Read more

Waking up a Silent Tower

By on 01-Aug-2019 - In Tower Talk number 10, Brian Giles described how a new band got off the ground at Weekley, Northants. Here he gives us an update – not without its dramas! Having found Elaine Greatrex, our ART teacher, four new ringers at Weekley were making progress with their ringing. However, eventually the inevitable happened: we broke […] Read more

Teaching Andrew – first blows of Plain Hunt to touches of St Simons in 3 weeks

By on 07-Feb-2018 - Following my post on Facebook in mid-November, about a young man who was ringing the treble independently to touches of Plain Bob, Grandsire and St Simon’s Doubles less than three weeks after his first blows in plain hunt on 5 bells, I agreed to share the learning programme we had devised for him. I was […] Read more

Module 1 Course to be held at Edington Priory, 24th March 2018

By on 05-Jan-2018 - On the 24th March, Edington Priory will host the first module in the ART Training scheme – teaching bell handling. Beginning with a day course, both new and experienced teachers will learn various techniques for teaching bell handling, starting with the bell in the ‘down’ position, which is ideal for nervous ringers who can feel […] Read more

Caistor Ringers – if you can’t beat’ em…….

By on 11-Dec-2017 - We are a small band at Caistor and since January 2017 five of us have been progressing through the new ART programme at different levels. We are grateful to Heather Peachey for introducing us to the programme, teaching us and guiding us through the process. As a result we all feel that we have made […] Read more