2017 ART Award Winners

The ART Awards recognise people and groups who are leading best practice and innovation in the teaching and development of ringing and our Learning the Ropes achievers. They are open to everyone, not just ART Members or those using ‘Learning the Ropes’ scheme (unless otherwise specified).

The Sarah Beacham Youth Group Award


The Sarah Beacham School Group Award


Winner: Elizabeth College

Highly Commended: Lerryn School

The ART Award for Innovation in the Effective Use of Technology in Teaching

Sponsored by John Taylor & Co


Winner: Lisa Clarke

The ART Award for Innovation in Recruitment or Retention

Sponsored by AbelSim


The ART Award for a University Society that has made a Significant Contribution to Promoting Ringing to Younger People

Sponsored by CCCBR


The ART Award for Inspiring Leadership in Ringing

Sponsored by Talent Innovations


The Learning the Ropes Level 5 Achievement Award


Winner: Sophie Keeble

Learning the Ropes Plus - Outstanding Progress


Winner: Neil Waterman

Highly Commended: Christine Barnell

Learning the Ropes Plus - Quarter Peal or Peal Conductor


Winner: Sophie Keeble

The Sarah Beacham Trust

The ART Awards for Youth Groups have been generously funded by the Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust which has transferred its funds to ART as the appropriate educational body to develop these awards. These ART Awards will be called The Sarah Beacham School Group Award and the Sarah Beacham Youth Group Award.

» The Sarah Beacham Memorial Trust

The Judges

Stephanie Pattendon

Jennie Town

David Town


The total prize pot is in excess of £3,000 and a significant prize will be presented in each category. These prizes may be spent in a flexible manner, to be agreed with the winners, so that value is added to the group or activities undertaken by the winners. The Award Winners were announced and prizes presented on Saturday 11th March 2017 at the ART Conference at Old Basing, Hampshire. Generally, prizes should be spent within a maximum of two years of notification, unless agreed otherwise with ART.

All those resident in the UK who have achieved LtR Level 5 by 31 December 2016 will be invited to our Learning The Ropes Masterclass in 2017. All relevant travel and accommodation expenses will be met for those who have not previously attended the Masterclass.

Past winners

» 2016 winners