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Sitting at my desk I keep on getting distracted by excited tweets about Saturday’s Learning the Ropes Festival of Ringing being hosted in Norwich. Nikki Thomas is posting about cakes so I know the day will be a success.

The Learning the Ropes Festival is just one example of ART Members doing new things. This Autumn, Jane Pridmore is hosting a mini-conference in Dorset styled on the mini-conferences Paul Flavell has run in Surrey. And of course, Stephanie Warboys is again brilliantly organising the Learning the Ropes Masterclass in September for all our Level 5 Achievers ... [contd]

» Read Chairman's Chatter


Why do ringers lapse?

Earlier this year, Alison Smedley carried out a piece of research as part of her BA course at Anglia Ruskin University.

» The survey, its results and what it means

First Youth Module 1 Course

On the last Saturday in June a group of seven young ODGers attended the first ART Teaching Bell Handling course run just for young ringers.

» Find out more about these fast learners

Son of SmART Ringer

Find out how the team is getting on with developing a replacement for SmART Ringer – better, faster, smARTer!

» Replacing SmART Ringer

M2 mentor assessments

From 1 January 2020 all mentors of Module 2 teachers will also be assessed as part of our drive to improve standards.

» The why and the how

Out and About


Foundation skills practices

Sonia is a relative newcomer to ringing, so was keen to set up Foundation Skills practices for other learners. Now she's got a waiting list ...

» Hear more from Sonia


Tulloch ringing course

The theme of the latest week-long course was 'Beyond Bob Minor'. Five days of concentrated ringing for six hours a day definitely produced results.

» Hear more from Barbara


New from Loddon Hub

Regular quarter peals, new bands formed, Learning the Ropes certificates, young ringers and striking competition success - Loddon Hub!

» Hear more from Vinni

Learning the Ropes


Young Level 5 Achievers

Earlier this year, Simon Linford asked if Charlie was the youngest ringer to complete their LtR Level 5. In fact we had three young achievers all at the same time.

» In the words of their teachers

Wellington Cathedral

Learning the Ropes Level 1 to Level 5 in six months at Wellington Cathedral in New Zealand. Dylan Thomas talks about his rapid progress and the great support he's received.

» In the words of the learner

Christopher O'Mahony

Christopher O’Mahony, President of the CCCBR, says that the good thing about ringing is that there is something for everyone.

Find out more about the CCCBR, its long history, ambitious vision for the future and huge raft of services. Now you’ll know where to turn to for help when the neighbours come knocking complaining about the noise! And you’ll definitely be making a beeline for the Council weekend in September once you hear Christopher reel off the wonderful line-up of activities that are going to be on offer.

» Hear from Christopher

Education & Technology

Teaching Tips: Singles in Plain Bob Doubles

An underused call that offers calling variety but has some unexpected teaching benefits.

Education matters: Learning how we learn

Four learning strategies explained with suggestions on how the relate to learning to ring.

Simulators are for more than silent practices

How a Simulator Awareness Workshop opened up all sorts of new teaching methods at Lytchett Matravers.

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