The groups this year range from Rounds to Surprise Royal. You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are in great demand on this excellent residential course.
Taken from the Hereford Ringing Course Website:
- Applications for the 2017 Course are now open. Please ensure your application reaches us by the closing date of 31st January 2017.
- Download the 2017 student application pack containing the application form and notes to help you fill in the form here.
- Download the 2017 Course Programme: a version optimised for printing here; or a version for reading on screen here.
- Cheques should be made payable to HEREFORD RINGING COURSE.
- You will need Adobe Reader to be able to view and print pdf files, which can be obtained free from Adobe’s site here.
There is Only 1 month left to apply for the ART Awards.
The ART Awards are a national and international scheme recognising the people and groups who are successful in teaching ringers. Applications are open until 31 December 2016, with the ART Awards being presented at the ART Conference 2017 hosted by the Winchester & Portsmouth Guild .
With the ART Annual Conference being held in our area it would be lovely to have some worthy people or groups put forward for some of the awards
All you need you do is a little explanation of what and why on the form. Simples.
Reward those who strive for better.
Please look at groups or initiatives in your area – whether ART connected or not – and encourage them to apply. Group awards are open to ALL!
Most prizes for groups are valued at £400 and for individuals at £200. Find out lots more about all of the ART Awards at www.ringingteachers.org/recognition/awards. Make your application for one or more of the ART Awards using the pro-formas on the website.
- The Sarah Beacham Youth Group Award
- The Sarah Beacham School Group Award
- 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
- 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 Achievement Awards (open only to LtR registered ringers)
For the Learning the Ropes prizes you need to ensure completion of LtR Level 5 by the 31st December by ordering the Level 5 certificate for your ringer.
We expect that all ringers who successfully completed their LtR Level 5 during 2016 will be invited to a master-class again (expenses paid from mainland UK) but to be eligible the LtR Level 5 certificate must be awarded by the 31st December – so get those final quarter peals in NOW. You can start people on LtR at any level of the course – but the level must be genuinely completed during 2016.
If you have any questions about the awards please contact Graham Nabb.
Graham Nabb, ART Awards – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Portsmouth District committee has now issued the calendar for 2018, which can be downloaded in pdf form for printing or, if you wish to embed the Google Calendar in your electronic calendar system, please click the “plus” symbol at the bottom of the calendar window on this page and follow the instructions. Throughout the year, the calendar is subject to slight changes so it is useful to have the up to date version to hand.
The ART Awards are a new national and international scheme intended to recognise the people and groups who are successful in teaching and training ringers.
Further to the success of the inaugural 2015 ART Awards, nominations are now open for the 2016 ART Awards and this includes two new awards. These awards are open to everyone, not just ART Members or those using ‘Learning the Ropes’ scheme (unless otherwise specified). The aim is to encourage and recognise the people and groups leading best practice and innovation in the teaching and development of ringing.
Applications are OPEN NOW until 31 December 2016, with the ART Awards being presented at the ART Conference 2017 on Saturday 11 March 2017 at the ART Conference at Old Basing, Hampshire.
If you would like to nominate someone for one of the categories or would like to find out more just click on this link It’s very interesting especially as St Mary’s, Brightone, IOW won The Sarah Beecham Youth Groups Award last year!
The Education Committee’s 2017 calendar is as follows:
- Saturday 11th February, 9.30am to noon at Bishopstoke Raising and Lowering in Peal
- Saturday 4th March – all day.
- Saturday 8th April – all day.
- Wednesday 12th April (Holy Week), 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
- Friday 12th May, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
- Saturday 14 October – all day.
- Saturday 4th November – all day.
Changes and more details will be published on the Google Calendar (below) and also on the website as they become available.
The event is not exclusive to PR officers – it is also for anyone else who is generally interested in promoting bellringing.
‘PR MATTERS’ DAY, WELLESBOURNE, 25TH FEB 2017
This day is intended to attract PR officers of ringing societies, with something for the experienced PR person as well as the less experienced (including the many of you who were probably not sure what you were getting yourself into when you volunteered!), as well as anyone else who is generally interested in promoting bellringing. The event is not exclusive to PR officers, and many ringers will want to contribute their views on how we can ‘market’ bell ringing more effectively, or you may just want to find out more about the subject.
There will be a mix of external experts, panel discussion and group work to define the key elements which make public relations a success (or a failure), and we will develop action plans to become more effective, as well as overcome any barriers we face. Sharing lots of ideas, interesting initiatives and experience is the plan, and participants will get to know, and compare notes with, other ringers facing the same issues as themselves.
The cost, which includes buffet lunch and refreshments, is £18. The application form is attached, as well as (soon to be) posted on the CCCBR website, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Central Council PR Committee
The application form is on the CCCBR website. Please click here
PR Officers – Save the date!
The Central Council’s Public Relations Committee is holding a special day for Public Relations Officers of ringing societies on Saturday 25 February 2017 at Wellesbourne. There will be something for everyone, including the opportunity to share good practice, to get to grips with the role if you are new to it or have questions and to hear from experts about working with the media and other PR issues. Further information to follow but meanwhile please do make a note of the date!
Winchester and Portsmouth Guild are proud to host next years A.R.T. Annual Conference 2017.
The venue and dates have been set for what will be a busy weekend and we know that our great Guild members will come forward to help and make sure it’s a big success.
SAVE THE DATE Diary information;
March 11th -12th 2017,
Old Basing Village Hall.
All the events on the Portsmouth District Calendar for 2016 are now on the Guild website. If you wish to download them in a printable form please click here: 2016 district calendar portamouth v2