Teaching Course - Module 2C for 2F attendees, Zeals, Wiltshire
About this course:
This half day course shows new and experienced teachers how to support their students and develop the necessary skills for ringing changes.
You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions
- Standing behind
- Plain Hunting
- Teaching early methods
- Using unusual methods in the tower
- Ringing doubles variations
The practical exercises approach learning in small structured steps and are delivered in a way that is entertaining for the new ringer, with teaching theory sessions, running practices, team building and how to motivate and retain your ringers.
The practical sessions move on to concentrate on the development of change ringing skills using exercises and unusual methods to aid learning. Delegates will ring methods such as original minor, treble bob hunt, spliced touches and other exercises.
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.
This course is now open for general bookings.
There is also going to be a Refresher Workshop on the same morning of this course, to assist those who have previously attended a M2F but may need some guidance about getting started with lesson plans or putting it all into practice. This will be a delegate led morning where teachers can raise their queries / concerns and the course tutor will do their best to help and allow time for practice of any elements which need covering. This will be a FREE morning's workshop; however voluntary donations would be welcomed towards the cost of refreshments. If you are interested in attending this workshop as either a standalone session, OR as part of the Module 2C course, please contact the local organiser David Hacker on
|Event Start||Sat 23-Sep-2023 13:30|
|Event End||Sat 23-Sep-2023 17:00|
|Registration Closes(Cut-off)||Fri 08-Sep-2023 12:00|
|Event Fee||£12.50 per attendee + local donation for refreshments|
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.
You must have attended a Module 2F day course.
|Location||St Martin's, Zeals, Wiltshire|
Like many ringers of a certain age, Paul was a teenage starter - part of a completely novice band brought together in 1977 at Pontesbury in mid-Shropshire, and there he stayed (not making much progress) until a move to the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth. Paul initially didn't ring at the single available tower in the locality (Llanbadarn Fawr) for fear that the student band would be too 'high-powered'! However, he eventually plucked up courage and needn't have been worried. This was really the start of his ringing commitment which has accompanied life ever since and a return back to Shropshire over 30 years ago. Paul’s home tower is Edgmond, in the Shropshire Association territory, but he still retains links to the Hereford DG through ringing regularly at Much Wenlock. He is a committed member of the Welsh Colleges' Society and is proud to be a member of the Cumberlands too. Paul had a period of eleven years as the Hereford DG's Education Officer and places ringing training, teaching and education in his list of ringing priorities alongside local ringing commitments. Residential ringing courses have been a mainstay of Paul’s ringing life and he has enjoyed student, helper and tutor roles at the Keele, Whirlow and Hereford Ringing Courses over many years. As a university senior lecturer, education, teaching and training are uppermost too in his professional work life – he has a passion about learning development, knowledge transfer and student engagement and is keen to bring these skills to ringing progression through ART and its work.