Does your tower have at least two people who can teach bell handling?
If you are relying on just one person, or someone from a neighbouring tower, then perhaps now is the time to think about training someone else to share the load.
The Association of Ringing Teachers is holding two Module 1 courses for ringers wanting to teach bell handling. January 26th at the Gordon Halls Ringing Centre, Eckington, and also on February 9th at Arnold, Nottinghamshire.
These courses are suitable for those who already teach bell handling and want to update their skills AND for those who have never taught anyone to handle a bell. Module 1 provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to take a ringer from their first lesson to having competent bell control.
You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions:
- How to teach a skill
- How to break down bell handling into easy stages that the new ringer can master (not just hand and back strokes)
- About different learning types and how to adapt your teaching for them
The practical sessions will give you plenty of time to practise your new skills in a safe environment. Working in pairs you will also have opportunity to hone your observation skills and get feedback on your feedback.
To attend this course ringers need to show competence in bell handling, be able to ring a bell up & down in peal and be capable of inspiring confidence in others, there is no level of method ringing required.
Applications should be made through the SmART Ringer web site
If you want further information, please contact Gill Hughes