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This page lists training courses available to branch members, either run by branch members or by our parent Guild.
Following feedback from members, the Guild has organised quarterly higher numbers practices for members of the Guild.
These are open to anybody who can ring a touch of Stedman Triples and want to ring on 10 and 12 bells.
The first practice is at Amersham on Sunday 17th March at 3pm. Please email Chris using the address below if you intend to attend so he can ensure the numbers are manageable. If there are too many, we may need to restrict numbers in which case it will be those who respond first.
Chris Mundy (07801) 930587 Deputy Master, ODG
After a very successful trial session, Charles Morrish will be running a short course designed to promote better striking through developing good listening skills at Milton church (OX14 4EJ).
To request a place, or express interest in any future sessions, please email Charles .
Suitable for those who already teach bell handling and want to update their skills AND for those who have never taught anyone to handle a bell. Module 1 provides you with the skills and techniques necessary to take a ringer from their first lesson to having competent bell control.
You will learn through a mixture of practical and classroom sessions:
The practical sessions will give you plenty of time to practise your new skills in a safe environment. Working in pairs you will also have opportunity to hone your observation skills and get feedback on your feedback.
After the course it is important that those who attend should get practice at teaching ringing with a mentor present to help them to observe and to help them remember the important points. Oxon Ringing School provides an excellent environment where new teachers can gain confidence as teachers of ringing, be assessed and become accredited with ART.
|Sat 16-Mar-2024 09:30
|Sat 16 Mar-2024 17:00
|Fri 1-Mar-2024 12:00
|£25 per attendee + £20 local donation to cover lunch, refreshments and tower donation.
|You must be a bell-ringing teacher (or would-be teacher) aged 14 or over. You must have sufficiently good bell control to be able to inspire confidence in others and an ability to comfortably raise and lower a bell.
Susan Read, 07941 580468
Methods offered (subject to demand and capacity):
These courses have been running for a number of years and are designed for learners of all ages and levels of competence. If you are unsure which group to apply for, the application form gives details of the requirements for each group. We aim to improve your confidence as well as your ringing, with friendly support and tuition.
Please see the event poster for booking information.
Closing date for applications is 11th February 2024.