2019 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 School & Youth Group Award


Winner: Colerne School

Runners Up: Brumdingers and Yorkshire Tykes

The ART Award for Excellence in the use of Technology in Teaching

Sponsored by John Taylor & Co


Winner: Geoff Horritt

The ART Award for Excellence in Recruitment or Retention

Sponsored by AbelSim


Winner: Geoff Horritt

Highly Commended: Old North Berks 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: Lesley Boyle

The Learning the Ropes Achievement Award

Sponsored by the Ancient Society of College Youths


Winner: Jimmy Yeoman

Highly Commended: Daniel Hughes

The Learning the Ropes Contribution Award

Sponsored by the Ancient Society of College Youths


Winner: Judy Farrimond

Highly Commended: Jenny & Tim Sunter

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 2 March 2019 at the ART Conference at Worcester. 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 2018 will be invited to our Learning The Ropes Masterclass in 2019. All relevant UK travel and accommodation expenses will be met for those who have not previously attended the Masterclass.

Past winners

» 2016 winners

» 2017 winners

» 2018 winners