M2F: 23 October 2021 - Zennor

With a two-year gap in running day courses, my arm-twisting technique had got a little rusty, so no student volunteered to write a course report after the event at Zennor. But there was plenty of feedback in the course evaluation forms. It only needs me, as course tutor, to add that Zennor proved to be a very good venue with excellent local support. We had a good, lively group of students who were a pleasure to work with, but my particular thanks should go to Miranda Penhaligon, the Local Organiser for getting the course together and to Sam Nankervis and Dilys Rowe for making a warm village hall next to the church available and keeping us fed and watered with tea, hot pasties, sandwiches and cake throughout the day.

The result, some very happy students:

“Yes, learnt a lot. Well-explained, thoroughly thought out. Great examples and plenty of practice. Plenty of feedback to help recall all taught today. Thank you for setting up all the information needed. Well covered.”

“What a great day! I was very anxious about taking part, having not rung for over 15 months. I’ve delayed starting ringing at my home tower and recruiting new ringers as I’m not sure what to do with a band when I’ve got one! This has really helped, great practical and theory sessions and good to discuss support in the future. Thank you so much.”

“Enjoyed the whole day. Very useful. Love the examples to try with our ringers.”

“A very useful day with a balance of ringing and teaching. Very good facilities.”

“Really motivating. Also good to be with a group of local ringers so we can help each other. Excellent venue for us.”

“Thank you for an interesting fun day in which I learnt a lot – especially the skills required for method ringing.”

“Just more backup required in Cornwall for mentoring and assessment – as previously discussed. Follow up points for the Guild to arrange opportunities to follow up and get accredited.”

Les Boyce

Course Tutor: Les Boyce