Teaching Course - Module 2C - Dunblane Cathedral

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About this course:

This course shows new and experienced teachers how to support their students and develop the necessary foundation skills for good ringing and then move forward to ringing changes. 

 The practical exercises approach learning in small structured steps and are delivered in a way that is entertaining for the new ringer whilst the theory sessions cover foundation skills, teaching theory, running practices, team building and how to motivate and retain your ringers.




You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions

  • Foundation skills
  • Call Changes
  • Kaleidoscope ringing
  • Standing behind
  • Plain Hunting


The foundation skill techniques are covered in the practical sessions, and you then move on to concentrate on the development of change ringing skills using exercises and unusual methods to aid learning.

The transition from Plain Hunt to Plain Bob Doubles and Plain Bob Minor is broken down into several simpler, shorter steps, making the jump into change ringing both more gradual and understandable to the new ringer.

The theory sessions turn the spotlight on developing leadership skills.

Delegates are advised to bring a packed lunch or buy something from on of the shops or cafe in the High Street.


Event Details

Event Start Sat 22-Jun-2024 09:15
Event End Sat 22-Jun-2024 17:30
Registration Closes
Tue 11-Jun-2024 12:00
Capacity 8
Registered 6
Available places 2
Event Fee £25 per attendee
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.
You must have the ability to comfortably ring up and down in peal.
You must have rung a quarter peal on an inside bell of Bob Minor standard or above, recorded on Bellboard.
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 Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane, Scotland

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Judith Frye

Course Tutor

Judith learned to ring at Leeds University as a student, making rapid progress with a good band. Her career took her to Nottingham where she rang at St Mary’s and then to South Wales ringing at Llandaff Cathedral. The past 35 years have mainly been spent in Dunblane, with a few years in the south of France (great fun but a barren time for ringing!) Judith has been Tower Captain at Dunblane for the past 13 years and is an active member of the Scottish Association of Change Ringers. She met her husband Chris at University (in the tower naturally) and their 4 grown up children are all ringers too. Aside from ringing, Judith is a keen musician playing violin with the Stirling Orchestra and handbells with the Dunblane Cathedral Handbell Ringers. Since her recent retirement from IT project management she has more time for all her hobbies.

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