Teaching Course - Module 2F - St James, Stretham, Cambridgeshire

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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.

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.


Delegates are advised to make their own arrangements such as bringing a packed lunch. There are local pubs nearby, but it is adviseable to phone ahead and order so that meals can be ready on arrival, ensuring that the afternoon session can be started promptly.

There may be some local costs on the day (tower donation) to cover use of the facilities and drinks.

Event Details

Event Start Sat 21-Sep-2019 09:00
Event End Sat 21-Sep-2019 17:00
Available places 7
Registration Closes
Fri 06-Sep-2019 12:00
Event Fee £20 per attendee + local costs
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 St James, Stretham, Cambridgeshire


David Sparling

ART Tutor

David learned to ring at St Michael's Kirby-le-Soken at the age of 10. He was introduced to handbell ringing during his university studies at Imperial College by the late, great Roger Bailey and also given the opportunity to ring on 10 and 12 bells as part of the University of London band. After university, 12 bell ringing continued under the guidance of George Pipe at Ipswich. David served as Tower Captain at Kirby-le-Soken from 1985 - 1997. He is a past Master and and a Life Vice President of the Essex Association of Change Ringers and has been a regular tutor on the annual Essex Course since its foundation in 1991. In addition he has run a number of District and Association Training events over the years. He was appointed as an ART Tutor in April 2019 and is currently focused on delivering M2 Courses.