Teaching Course - Module 1 - Great St Mary's, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


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.

Hot drinks and biscuits will be available throughout the day, but delegates are advised to bring a packed lunch or enjoy some of the varied street foods which are available in the Town Centre near the Church.

There will be Sunday morning service ringing from 08.30 to which delegates are warmly invited if they would like to join the local team.

Please note, there will be members of the public visiting the tower and the roof throughout the day.

Event Details

Event Start Sun 29-Sep-2019 09:15
Event End Sun 29-Sep-2019 17:00
Available places 3
Registration Closes
Fri 20-Sep-2019 12:00
Event Fee £20 per attendee + £2 tower fee (payable on the day)
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 Great St Mary's, Cambridge


Lesley Boyle


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.”