Teaching Course - Module 1 - Edington Priory, Wiltshire


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:

Hot drinks and biscuits will be available throughout the day, and there is lunch available if pre-booked.

  • 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.

Lunch and refreshments
  • Drinks and biscuits will be available all day, for a suggested donation of £2.00.
  • A catered lunch will be available (ploughmans, quiche and salad or similar + desert) for those who book lunch when registering, at a cost of £5.00, payable on the day.
  • You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch - cutlery and crockery can be provided.

Event Details

Event Start Sat 12-Oct-2019 09:30
Event End Sat 12-Oct-2019 17:00
Available places 5
Registration Closes
Fri 27-Sep-2019 12:00
Event Fee £20 per attendee + £2 local cost for drinks and biscuits, Optional catered lunch - £5 payable on the day, must be booked in advance
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 ring up and down in peal.
Location St Mary, St Katherine and All Saints, Edington, Wiltshire
Attachment M1 - Edington 2019.pdf


Paul Lewis


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.