M1 Refresher Workshop - Willingale

About this workshop:

This workshop is for those people who have already attended an ART Module 1 Day Course and want to refresh their skills.

You will work with a small group of fellow teachers in the tower on:

  • Raising a bell
  • Putting it all together
  • Ringing down
  • Observation and feedback
  • What next?

The following components can be slotted in if requested in advance:

  • Introducing the backstroke on an up bell
  • Introducing the handstroke
  • Changing speed of ringing

The practical sessions will give you plenty of time to practise and discuss your teaching skills in a safe environment.

Although teas and coffees are available on the day, the course organisers will not be providing lunch.


Event Details

Event Start Sat 23-Oct-2021 13:30
Event End Sat 23-Oct-2021 17:30
Available places 2
Registration Closes
Fri 15-Oct-2021 19:00
Event Fee £10 per attendee + tower donation payable on the day
Event Prerequisites You must have previously attended an M1 Day Course before booking on this workshop.
Location St Christopher's, Willingale Doe, Essex

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David Sparling


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. David was appointed as an ART Tutor in April 2019 and is also a member of the ART Management Committee