On behalf of the ART Management Committee I want to thank all those who have contributed to the fantastic response you have made as ART Teachers to the very exciting Ring for the King initiative. Apart from the millennium effort this must surely have been the most active time for those who take on the teaching of new bell ringers or in many cases the refresher teaching of returners to ringing.
Since November 2022 ART have handled 1750 'learn to ring' enquiries. It has been a time of ‘all hands to the pumps’ and whilst the placing of new ringers with suitable teachers has been a real challenge the hard work will continue for a number of months as the learners develop their skills and, hopefully, are bitten by the bug and stay with us.
Thanks again and I look forward to hearing of your successes both over the coronation but also for many years to come.
Andrew Slade, ART Chair