Teaching Course - Module 1 - Essex Ringing Course



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, but delegates are advised to bring a packed lunch.

  • 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.

This ART Course is being offered as an Integral part of the wider 30th Essex Ringing Course being held at the Honywood School in Coggeshall Essex – see the website for more details.

As part of this special event, the ART Course will run across 3 whole days offering candidates the opportunity to be part of the Essex Course lecture, speaker and social events including the inclusive Course Social on Friday evening. The main ART training is split across Thursday 16 and Friday 17 with the Saturday being used for hands-on teaching experience alongside Accredited ART Teachers.

The total cost of the Course (including the standard £20 ART fee) is £55 per delegate which covers use of all the school facilities, teas / coffees, buffet tea on Thursday evening. Course Social with food, and bar on Friday evening as well as all tower donations.

Applications should be made via the Essex Ringing Course website here. Successful applicants will be notified and issued with a password to enable registration via this site.


Event Details

Event Start Thu 16-Apr-2020 09:00
Event End Sat 18-Apr-2020 17:00
Registration Opens Fri 14-Feb-2020 11:00
Available places 12
Registration Closes
Thu 16-Apr-2020 12:00
Event Fee £20 + £35 Essex Course fee
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.
Location St Peter ad Vincula, Coggeshall, Essex

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Lesley Boyle

ART Tutor

Lesley Boyle has been ringing for over forty years and has a wide breadth of experience from multi- doubles peals to peals of maximus in hand and tower. She was a participant in winning bands in the National 12 bell competition in her youth, and is now a Tower Captain teaching young and not-so- young learners. She is also local District Ringing Master, serves on the Ely Association Recruitment and Training Committee, and helps with group teaching at the local ART hub. She says “I’ve gained a lot of pleasure out of ringing over the years and want to pass this on to others. I’ve realised through teaching many people to handle that everyone benefits if they’re taught well – the learners progress more quickly and the band is supportive with less frustration. I want ART module attendees to have confidence in teaching handling and foundation skills, and get that buzz out of seeing their own learners’ achievements.”