Teaching Course - Module 1 - East Dereham, Norfolk

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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.

 Delegates are advised to bring refreshments and a packed lunch on the day, or make their own arrangements for lunch at a pub or cafe (there is a Wetherspoons pub close by). Please note, the lunch break is limited to one hour, so if visiting a busy pub, it may be worth pre-ordering meals so that they can be served promptly.

Please could delegates also not park in the church yard as there is a wedding on the same day as the course.


Event Details

Event Start Sat 20-Jul-2024 09:15
Event End Sat 20-Jul-2024 17:00
Registration Closes
Fri 05-Jul-2024 12:00
Capacity 14
Registered 5
Available places 9
Event Fee £30 per attendee + £10 per person paid locally for tower fee.
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.
We expect that you should easily be able to pass the Learning the Ropes Level 2 handling assessment. For more information, see bellringing.org/about-teaching/bell-handling/#GoodHandlingStyle
Location St Nicholas, East Dereham, Norfolk

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Lesley Boyle


Lesley Boyle has been ringing for over forty years and has a wide breadth of experience from multi- doubles peals to peals of maximus in hand and tower. She was a participant in winning bands in the National 12 bell competition in her youth, and is now a Tower Captain teaching young and not-so- young learners. She is also local District Ringing Master, serves on the Ely Association Recruitment and Training Committee, and helps with group teaching at the local ART hub. She says “I’ve gained a lot of pleasure out of ringing over the years and want to pass this on to others. I’ve realised through teaching many people to handle that everyone benefits if they’re taught well – the learners progress more quickly and the band is supportive with less frustration. I want ART module attendees to have confidence in teaching handling and foundation skills, and get that buzz out of seeing their own learners’ achievements.”

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