ART and the Central Council have developed a recruitment and retention workshop that introduces you to lots of ideas and guides you through building your personal recruitment and retention plan, whether for your band or your local branch or district. Find out what has worked for others and the pitfalls to avoid. The workshop can be delivered virtually or as a physical event. Why not start planning now for the return to ringing and contact us to discuss running a workshop?
Follow the blue links to navigate around the resource – you’ll find lots of advice, ideas and people’s stories. We hope you find it useful.
Recruitment success – the important things to consider
Raising awareness – engaging with the church and the community
What gets people into the tower the first time?
Who to recruit – the pros and cons
First impressions are everything – welcoming people to your tower and band
What has worked – stories from teachers and their ringers
The follow-up – keep it personal, make it quick
Intensive training – why, what and how
Keeping your new ringers interested – through foundation skills and early change ringing
A very popular practice – when your tower starts to get too crowded
There are a lot of pages, so if you can't find something use the search facility.
ART hosted a special Ring for the King Teaching Forum in conjunction with the CCCBR, to help you make the most of this appeal.
Do take a look! They are a really helpful resource as we start to transition into the post COVID-19 stage.
These articles were originally published in the Ringing World.
If you like these resources then please share them with your ringing friends.
If you have feedback or something you'd like to add, then please contact the ART Resources Administrator.
Finally a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to these pages, with articles, tips or case studies. Thank you!
Every year the ART Awards recognise people and groups who are leading best practice and innovation in the teaching and development of ringing. They are open to everyone, not just ART Members or those using the ‘Learning the Ropes’ scheme.
Why not have a look at some of the previous award winners and consider applying for yourself, your band or a teacher who is doing great things?