Teaching Course - Module 1- Llanbedr Ystrad Yw

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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.


The priority booking period for local ringers is now finished, so this course is now open for general booking.

Event Details

Event Start Sat 19-Mar-2022 09:30
Event End Sat 19-Mar-2022 17:00
Available places 2
Registration Closes
Fri 04-Mar-2022 12:00
Event Fee £20 per attendee +£6 local costs 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 St Peter, Llanbedr Ystrad Yw, Powys

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David Sparling

Course Tutor

David Sparling learned to ring at St Michael's Kirby-le-Soken in Essex at the age of 10. He was introduced to handbell ringing and also given the opportunity to ring on 10 and 12 bells with the University of London Society of Change ringers during his studies at Imperial College. David served as Tower Captain at Kirby-le-Soken from 1985 – 1997 and he is a past Master and a Life Vice President of the Essex Association of Change Ringers. As well as teaching at his home tower, David has been a regular Tutor on the annual Essex Ringing Course since its foundation in 1991. In addition he has run a number of District and Association Training events over the years and now helps teach at the ART Hub at Ardleigh. He was appointed as an ART Tutor in April 2019 and also serves on the ART Management Committee.