ART Teacher Training Module M2F, 2nd December, Pimlico

With 20 pupils attending our summer school, and having completed Level 1 of Learning the Ropes, we are now turning our attention to placing them with a local Sunday band and supporting them to progress on to Levels 2 and 3.

We have therefore arranged an ART Teacher Training Module M2F, on Saturday 2 December at St Saviour Pimlico from 9.30am till 4.30pm, which covers the material for Levels 2 and 3 of Learning the Ropes. Anyone who would like to learn more about teaching the stages up to hunting the treble to a method (but not by learning the numbers), is welcome to attend.

Theory sessions will cover:

  • the importance of approaching teaching in easy, understandable stages,
  • the critical importance of using effective feedback,
  • the theory of coaching, and
  • how to form a strong band.

This theory is supported by practical sessions that show how to develop these skills, including how to teach call changes, an exploration of kaleidoscope ringing, and different ways to introduce ringers to covering and plain hunt.

To book a place go to

Please book early as places will be strictly limited, so that everyone can spend adequate time on the practical exercises. The course fee is £20.00 to cover ART’s costs including the delegate pack. In addition, there will also be some local costs to cover tea/coffee/lunch etc.

Learning the Ropes is open to any tower to use and much of the training material (Ringers guide, teachers guide, videos and toolboxes) is publicly available from the ART Shop. The scheme is also supported by a website (SmART Ringer) where new ringers can access a range of free on-line learning material, including helpful videos and a Facebook page where they can share their experiences with other new ringers. However, to give the pupils username and password access to the on-line content, purchase and sign off the pupil’s logbooks and issue certificates, you will need to have attended one of the ART Teacher Training Modules, or find someone who has, from a nearby tower.