Module 1 for ULSCR Members or other young ringers - London

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About this course:

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
  • About different learning types and how to adapt your teaching for them
  • The benefits of intensive teaching

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.

There are no tea or coffee facilities available but plenty of options for food and drink around the area, including Fenchurch Street Station.

This course is open ULSCR members and other young ringers only.

Event Details

Event Start Sat 24-Jun-2023 09:45
Event End Sat 24-Jun-2023 17:30
Capacity 8
Available places 4
Registration Closes
Fri 23-Jun-2023
Event Fee £0
Event Funding Source This cost normally costs £25 per attendee. Free places on this course are being funded by ART from its Young Ringer Development Fund.
Event Prerequisites You must be a bell-ringing teacher (or would-be teacher) aged 14 or over.
You must have sufficiently good bell control to be able to inspire confidence in others and an ability to comfortably raise and lower a bell.
Event Access You must be a member of the University of London Society of Change Ringers and have been given the course PIN by the course organiser, or be a young ringer who has been given the course PIN by the course tutor, .
Location St Olave's, Hart Street, London

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David Sparling


David learned to ring at St Michael's Kirby-le-Soken at the age of 10. He was introduced to handbell ringing during his university studies at Imperial College by the late, great, Roger Bailey and also given the opportunity to ring on 10 and 12 bells as part of the University of London band. After university, 12 bell ringing continued under the guidance of George Pipe at Ipswich. David served as Tower Captain at Kirby-le-Soken from 1985-1997. He is a past Master and a Life-Vice-President of the Essex Association of Change Ringers and has been a regular tutor on the annual Essex Course since its foundation in 1991. In addition, he has run a number of District and Association Training events over the years.  David was appointed as an ART Tutor in April 2019 and is also a member of the ART Management Committee.