Teaching Course - Module 1 - Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

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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.

A £10 subsisdy is available to Bedfordshire Association of Church Bell Ringers members.

Bring your own lunch or use nearby shops.

 

Event Details

Event Start Sat 07-Jan-2023 09:30
Event End Sat 07-Jan-2023 17:00
Capacity 12
Available places 2
Registration Closes
(Cut-off)
Fri 23-Dec-2022
Event Fee £25 per attendee + local donation to cover 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.
Cost Subsidy Bedfordshire Association of Church Bell Ringers members can claim a £10 re-imbursement from their branch treasurer after they have attended this course.
Location St Andrew's, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

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Team

David Sparling

Tutor

David learned to ring at St Michael's Kirby-le-Soken at the age of 10. He was introduced to handbell ringing during his university studies at Imperial College by the late, great Roger Bailey and also given the opportunity to ring on 10 and 12 bells as part of the University of London band. After university, 12 bell ringing continued under the guidance of George Pipe at Ipswich. David served as Tower Captain at Kirby-le-Soken from 1985 - 1997. He is a past Master and and a Life Vice President of the Essex Association of Change Ringers and has been a regular tutor on the annual Essex Course since its foundation in 1991. In addition he has run a number of District and Association Training events over the years. He was appointed as an ART Tutor in April 2019. David was appointed as an ART Tutor in April 2019 and is also a member of the ART Management Committee