I have just returned from a Module 2F ART Day Course – “Teaching from Rounds to Plain Hunt”.
We had a very intensive, but enjoyable training day at Hillfarrance, a light six near Wellington in Somerset. Pearl Jeanes was the local host and made us very welcome.
Les Boyce did an excellent job of tutoring twelve people who had done Module 1 of the ART Training Scheme. All of the pupils were experienced teachers or mentors. The bells were all silenced and we made good use of the simulator. It was just as well, as the exercises we did were definitely not for public consumption in a lovely quiet Somerset village.
The four theory sessions and four practical sessions were well spaced out during the day and covered foundation skills, building a band, teaching call changes, exploring Kaleidoscope Ringing (including Mexican Wave), coaching ringing (the soft skills) and introduction to covering and Plain Hunt.
I can wax lyrical about the skills of the tutor, he did an excellent job. But you would also expect me to praise and thank the tea lady who fed us tea, coffee and delicious rock cakes and to also mention that the Anchor pub provided excellent sustenance for 15 hungry bell ringers in a very efficient manner.
In summary I can highly recommend this course to anyone who has completed Module 1. I am also enthused to use the practical exercises when possible at the local practices. If you want more details on Kaleidoscope or Switch-a-roo, then see me in the pub!
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