Chairman’s Chatter – February 2015

Chairman’s Chatter is published in the quarterly ART WORKS magazine for ART Members and Teachers.

ART Conference 2015 – Have you booked your place yet?

For this year’s Annual Conference, ART is the guest of the St Martin’s Guild and the Conference is to be held in Birmingham on 7th March. It promises to be an action packed day with various presentations and workshops to attend. The day will also provide great opportunities for discussion with others teaching ringing all over the country.

» The ART Conference

New administrative assistant

ART is delighted to welcome Rose Nightingale from Marsworth to the post of part time administrator and we look forward to working with her in the future. Rose is a Full Member of ART and has an excellent understanding of The ART Teacher Training Scheme as well as the Learning the Ropes scheme for ringers. Rose took over from Angela Roskelly at the beginning of the year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Angela for the immense contribution she has made over her two years in office. Angela is now beginning a new business venture with which we wish her every success.

Would you like to win some money?

Why not join our brand new ART LtR 50/50 CLUB! Open to all teachers and their ringers registered on the Moodle site. The subscription is £2.00 a month or £6.00 a quarter or £24.00 per annum. There will be draws each quarter and the more people that join the bigger the prize money. We look forward to sharing out lots of lovely prize money with you!

» Join the ART 50/50 Club

Teaching on 8 bells?

Changes to Learning the Ropes for you! It had been noted that Level 5 of Learning the Ropes which requires ringers to ring various quarter peals on 6 bells was not flexible enough for towers with 8 bells where the normal ringing includes ringing Triples or Major. The following changes have been introduced and will be published in the 2015 edition of the LtR Ringers Personal Progress Logbook, aka ‘The Little Blue Book’ (right):-

  • A QP on the treble to Triples or Major may be substituted for a QP on the treble to Plain Bob Minor.
  • A QP inside to Grandsire Triples, Plain Bob Triples, or Plain Bob Major may be substituted for a QP of Plain Bob Minor inside.

Coming soon – a scheme for you AND your ringers!

‘Learning the Ropes +’ is a new awards scheme which follows on from Learning the Ropes. More details inside this edition of ART WORKS.

Lifelong learning – City and Guilds qualifications

Have you seen this opportunity to gain nationally-recognised teacher training qualifications in “Lifelong Learning”? City and Guilds run a course called “Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector” PTTLS – commonly known as PETALS! I took one of these courses which took place over 3 days and found it very interesting and informative. A certificate is provided for successful completion of the course.

» Watch the webinar associated with this course