Teaching Course - Module 1 - Knaresborough, Yorkshire

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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.

 Course delegates are advised to bring a packed lunch, or purchase something to eat from one of the food outlets close by in town.


Event Details

Event Start Thu 04-Jul-2024 09:00
Event End Thu 04-Jul-2024 17:00
Registration Closes
Wed 19-Jun-2024 12:00
Capacity 12
Registered 12
Available places 0
Waiting List 1
Event Fee £30 per attendee + £2 suggested donation for refreshments.
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 John the Baptist, Knaresborough, Yorkshire

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Neil Donovan


Neil is retired and living in Beverley, where he rings on the magnificent 12 at St Mary’s Church.
Learnt to ring at Rotherham in late 1959. His tutor was Norman Chaddock, one of the founder members of the CCCBR Education Committee. Another influence on his early ringing was Wilfrid F Moreton, also a member of the CCCBR Education Committee at that time and founder of the Hereford Ringing Course.
Neil is a a Vice-President of the Yorkshire Association and former President. Amongst other offices in the Association, he has been involved with ringing education in Yorkshire for over 30 years. Organising and tutoring on many day courses and a residential course which ran for 27 years.
Neil has been a group leader and tutor at the Hereford Course since the mid-eighties. He much prefers to be with the beginner groups, where he finds it a great pleasure to helping students to take their first steps in plain hunting and beyond.

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