Teaching Course - Module 2C - Darlington, County Durham

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About this course:

This course shows new and experienced teachers how to support their students and develop the necessary foundation skills for good ringing and then move forward to ringing changes. 

 

You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions

  • Foundation skills
  • Call Changes
  • Kaleidoscope ringing
  • Standing behind
  • Plain Hunting

The practical exercises approach learning in small structured steps and are delivered in a way that is entertaining for the new ringer whilst the theory sessions cover foundation skills, teaching theory, running practices, team building and how to motivate and retain your ringers.

The foundation skill techniques are covered in the practical sessions, and you then move on to concentrate on the development of change ringing skills using exercises and unusual methods to aid learning.

The transition from Plain Hunt to Plain Bob Doubles and Plain Bob Minor is broken down into several simpler, shorter steps, making the jump into change ringing both more gradual and understandable to the new ringer.

The theory sessions turn the spotlight on developing leadership skills.

A sandwich lunch is available, costing £3 which is payable on the day. Delegates may also wish to make a tower fund donation or contribute towards the cost of drinks refreshments.

This is course is now open for general bookings.

 

Event Details

Event Start Sat 17-Sep-2022 09:30
Event End Sat 17-Sep-2022 17:00
Capacity 9
Available places 0
Registration Closes
(Cut-off)
Fri 02-Sep-2022 12:00
Event Fee £25 per attendee + local donation for sandwich lunch and 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
You must have the ability to comfortably ring up and down in peal.
You must have rung a quarter peal on an inside bell of Bob Minor standard or above, recorded on Bellboard
Location Holy Trinity, Darlington, Co Durham

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Team

Christine Richardson

Tutor

Christine learned to ring in 1981 at Christ Church, North Shields and it’s safe to say she was smitten from the first lesson. “How hard can it be?”, quickly became a challenge to get it right. A house move to Sunderland soon meant that she was ringing at 5 practice nights per week, with weddings on Saturdays and service ringing on Sundays. A wide variety of methods (and bells) as well as a keen nucleus of local ringers who took her under their wing, gave her a good grounding in basic methods as well as the chance to progress to more complex methods when appropriate.