Chairman’s Chatter is published in the quarterly ART WORKS magazine for ART Members and ITTS Teachers.
The ART stall at the Ringing Roadshow at the start of September was busy all day long. Thousands of information leaflets were handed out and hundreds of people came to talk to those manning the stall to find out more about ART. All in all it proved a very worthwhile day, and it was great to meet many of you.
Graham Nabb and I gave a presentation to about 60 people titled “Teaching Ringing for the Twenty-first Century” and one of our Tutors, Helen McGregor from Tulloch Ringing Centre gave a presentation on teaching the early stages of hand bell ringing.
Over 1,000 Ringers Personal Progress Logbooks (‘Little Blue Books’) have now been sold – a great achievement. If you need more books, they can be ordered through the Module 1 or 2 sections of Moodle. Brand new Learning the Ropes badges are now also available.
ANZAB invited two Tutors to go to Australia and New Zealand to deliver Module 1 – Teaching Bell Handling and Module 2- Teaching Elementary Change Ringing Day Courses. In October Gill Hughes and I travelled to Adelaide and to Wellington. Demand was so high the Day Courses had to be run in two halves to accommodate the large number of delegates. 10% of all ANZAB ringers attended and feedback was very positive. Two ANZAB ringers also completed their training to become ART tutors.
All those on the Moodle site will be offered the opportunity to join in. Half of the money raised will be awarded as prizes and the other half will go to support ART. Draws will be every quarter plus there will be an big annual jackpot. More details will be coming out soon!
A new DVD/book combo jointly produced by The Whiting Society and ART is now available from the ART Shop. This is intended for use by ringers to moving onto change ringing and their Teachers, aimed at teaching ropesight in easy stages. The DVD contains over 100 minutes of video, split between numerous explanatory scenes and a lot of exercises. A great teaching tool for you and your ringers!
And you can now buy this, and our other products, using PayPal which comes as standard through the ART Shop.