Update on ART Events and Coronavirus/COVID-19


Given the recent UK Government Advice, ART is postponing all scheduled courses and workshops with immediate effect.

We are not accepting new registrations for all events.  Those who have already registered for places are being contacted by the Event Organiser.

Delegates will be offered the choice of a refund or a voucher which they can use to transfer to a re-arranged course/workshop later in the year.

For more information, please contact the local organiser of the course you were hoping to attend, or the ART Events team (events@bellringing.org) who will be able to help.

In the meantime, please keep well and look after those around you.  

Lesley Belcher
Chair, Association of Ringing Teachers

Teaching Course - Module 2F - Leominster Priory, Herefordshire

Module 2F logo

This course has been postponed. 

For more information, please conact the local organiser, Mark Pugh.

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.

Module 2F practical sessions have a greater focus on the foundation skills – how to teach call changes, an exploration of kaleidoscope ringing, and different ways to introduce covering and Plain Hunt.

Theory sessions include the development of coaching skills.

Lunch is available in the Church, at a cost of £5, and hot drinks throughout the day are on offer for £1 per delegate if requrired.

Event Details

Event Start Sat 06-Jun-2020 09:00
Event End Sat 06-Jun-2020 17:00
Available places 12
Registration Closes
Fri 22-May-2020 12:00
Event Fee £20 per attendee
Event Prerequisites The ability to ring plain hunt doubles on any bell, raise and lower in peal and demonstrate confident bell control whilst ringing.
Location SS Peter and Paul, Leominster, Herefordshire

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Gill Hughes

ART Tutor

Gill learned to ring as a teenager at a Church with a single bell hung for full circle ringing! It was a few years later that she first rang with others. Involved with Scouting and young people all her life, Gill organised Scout & Guide visits to the tower and so began teaching many young people to ring. Young ringers' camping trips followed and she became a tower grabber......open days and outings to start with, then organising her own ringing holidays and days out with other grabbers. Over 6,000 towers later she still enjoys travelling to new towers. A member of the CC Education Committee for many years she delivered the Teaching the Teachers Course. When Pip Penney (a member of the same CC Committee) proposed the forerunner to ART, Gill was keen to get involved, becoming a founder member, and with experience working in accounts she took on the role of treasurer. Gill particularly enjoys ringing quarter peals on both tower and handbells. She likes teaching all aspects of ringing and finding ways of introducing ringing to young people. She has taken the Lichfield Mobile Belfry, on four occasions, to the International Scout & Guide Camp at Chatsworth Park, giving thousands of young people an introduction to bellringing. Outside ringing Gill has a mentoring role in Scouting and is a keen gardener with a love of the countryside.