Rose Nightingale is the main point of contact for all enquiries regarding ART and Learning the Ropes.
Rose is a Full Member of the Association of Ringing Teachers, having completed both modules, meaning that she has an excellent understanding of the ART Training Scheme as well as the Learning the Ropes Scheme for ringers, which she continues to use with the successful new band at Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. Her enthusiasm and direct experience of successfully using the schemes are perfect qualities for this role.
The administrative workload involved in delivering ART and Learning the Ropes across the UK and abroad is very large. The number of day courses run each year averages one a week; resulting in well over 400 new ringers being registered on Learning the Ropes annually and over 550 achievement certificates being issued.
Denise is responsible for Workshop and Website administration together with resources for Ringers, Teachers, Tutors & Workshop Leaders.
Denise learned to ring at St Columb Major, Cornwall, in the early 1980s where she remains a member of the band.
Since giving up full-time employment she is now more actively ringing with local groups, and in support of her husband Phil – a full ART Member – in providing training with an emphasis on improving bell handling & striking. Together with her local band she actively takes part in competition ringing.
Denise brings to the role over 25 years of administrative experience within the primary education sector.