2018 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. The teaching awards are open to everyone, not just ART Members or those using the Learning the Ropes Scheme. The ringing award is open to those who have completed one of the Learning the Ropes programmes (on tower or hand bells) or participated in the Learning the Ropes Plus scheme.

The Sarah Beacham Youth Group Award

Clifton After-School Group

The Sarah Beacham School Group Award


Winner: Lerryn School

Highly Commended: Colerne School and Roos, East Yorkshire

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

Sponsored by John Taylor & Co


The ART Award for Innovation in Recruitment or Retention

Sponsored by AbelSim


Winner: Roos, East Yorkshire

Highly Commended: Dunster Branch

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


Winner: Barnes, Surrey

Highly commended: Lucy Chandhial

The Learning the Ropes Achievement Award


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 (chief judge)

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 2017 will be invited to our Learning The Ropes Masterclass in 2018. All relevant travel and accommodation expenses will be met for those who have not previously attended the Masterclass.

Past winners

» 2016 winners

» 2017 winners