Teaching Course - Module 2F - New Alresford, Hampshire
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.
Module 2F practical sessions have a greater focus on the foundation skills – how to teach call changes, an exploration of kaleidoscope ringing, and different ways to introduce covering and Plain Hunt.
Theory sessions include the development of coaching skills.
This course is now open for general bookings.
|Event Start||Sat 21-Oct-2023 09:00|
|Event End||Sat 21-Oct-2023 17:00|
|Registration Closes(Cut-off)||Fri 06-Oct-2023 12:00|
|Event Fee||£25 per attendee + £7.50 payable locally to cover lunch, refreshments and tower donation|
|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 need to be able to comfortably raise and lower a bell. You can ring at least Plain Hunt. 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, New Alresford, Hants|
Clare learned to ring, aged 12, in the 1970s at Harborne in Birmingham and has rung there ever since. From a young age she began helping with teaching there, but it wasn’t until much later, when she became Tower Captain at Harborne, that she really developed her teaching skills.
A varied career began with 15 years making stained glass windows, followed by 19 years as a front-line paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service. Clare has just started a new venture, becoming a freelance First Aid Instructor.
In 2013 Clare came up with the crazy idea of a bell ringing school to centralise training in Birmingham and spread the load and responsibility of teaching, thereby supporting towers without teachers and distributing new ringers to towers within the St Martin’s Guild. Having presented the idea, she was surprised, but extremely grateful, that it was immediately supported by key figures in the Guild and thus the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing was born.
Involvement with ART came about in 2012, when one of the ringers at Harborne asked Clare to mentor her through Module 1 of the teaching course. Having attended the course and mentored several teachers Care became an ART Assessor and subsequently, in 2017, a Tutor for ART.