Teaching Course - Module 2C, Lighthorne, Warwickshire

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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. 


You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions

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

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.

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.

Lunch, drinks and refreshments will be provided at the cost of £10 (includes tower donation), payable locally on the day. There are no shops in Lighthorne.

This course is now open for general bookings.


Event Details

Event Start Sat 24-Feb-2024 09:30
Event End Sat 24-Feb-2024 17:00
Registration Closes
Fri 09-Feb-2024 12:00
Capacity 12
Registered 12
Available places 0
Event Fee £25 per attendee + £10 costs payable locally for lunch, tower donation and 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.
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 St Laurence, Lighthorne, Warwickshire

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Nick Brett


Nick started ringing at the age of 8 in a small village in north Bedfordshire. When Nick was 10, a ringing family, Michael and Jill Orme and their son Phillip, moved to the village.  Michael decided to fundraise for new ring of six bells, and Nick was invited to learn to ring properly.

After university, his ringing career continued in Kempston,  Bedford.  He was Ringing Master for a while at Kempston and met his wife Lyndsey in a graveyard at a ringer’s picnic.  Two years later he moved to Leighton Buzzard, where Mark Regan was fundraising for a new ring of twelve after a fire in 1985 had destroyed the newly refurbished 10 bells.He lived in Leighton Buzzard for 35 years, He ran Linslade tower for some years and taught several young ringers in Bedfordshire Association’s bands for the National Youth Competition.

Now located in Rugby, all four members of Nick's family are ART teachers. 

Nick has also been an ART Assessor, and has now become an ART Tutor.

Hosted by

Coventry Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers

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