Seven teachers - between the ages of 17 (and considerably more than 17!) from six different towers, met at North Cave for the Module 2C course on Saturday 4th March. We were welcomed with tea and coffee into the warm teaching room at the base of the tower.
Our tutor, Heather Peachey, assisted by Graham Nabb who had made a long journey north that morning to join us, led an excellent mix of theory and practical sessions. In the theory sessions we were reminded of the importance of good foundation skills, encouraged to develop our coaching skills, taught how to run effective practices and maintain enthusiasm and team spirit among our ringers.
There was much discussion with everyone able to contribute examples from their own ringing and teaching experiences.
Up in the tower, we made full use of the simulator at North Cave to reinforce the theory sessions and try out different exercises to help learners build their skills and develop their confidence. The atmosphere was relaxed with much laughter, but everyone on the course came away with new insights, no matter how long they had been ringing and teaching ringing.
I think it is true to say that we all left with renewed enthusiasm and looking forward to putting our learnings into practice.
Thank you to Heather and Graham for leading an excellent course and to Simon and the North Cave ringers for providing excellent facilities, a tasty lunch and endless cups of tea and coffee.
Rosina Baxter - All Saints, Hessle
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