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Birmingham School of Bell Ringing

Foundation Skills Workshop

Many of the helpers we have at the School, whilst more than comfortable with traditional methods, are new to some of the “stepping stones” exercises that we are using to give students a thorough grounding in the foundation skills which lead to confidence and understanding when getting to grips with method ringing. Building those foundation…
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BSoBR wins ART Award

Clare McArdle and the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing won the ‘ART Award for Innovation in Recruitment or Retention’ (which was accompanied by an award of £400).

Another brick in the wall….

We’ve added another certificate to our “Wall of fame” at St Paul’s. Well done Janet on gaining accreditation to ART for “teaching Elementary Change Ringing”.

Graduation success!

Christine Barnell has become the first student to graduate from the Birmingham School of Bell Ringing. Before joining the School Christine had already had one go at learning to ring, but had given up, not feeling she had ever gained enough confidence with bell control. A friend persuaded her to try again and pointed her…
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What a weekend!

Congratulations to 2 of our students on ringing their first quarter peals this weekend: Paul Mobey and Chloë Harris took part in Arthur Reeves’ quarter peal afternoon on Saturday before the St Martin’s Guild AGM. Paul rang the treble to Grandsire Double at Smethwick: and Chloë rang the treble to Plain Bob Doubles at Handsworth:…
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Mike reaches quarter peal milestone

Two successes in one day! Hot on the heels of Jenny, Mike too has scored his first quarter peal:

Jenny joins the “quarter peal” club

Well done to Jenny, who scored her first quarter peal today – Grandsire Doubles on the treble. Congratulations!

Front page news

Mike Keeble has made it on to the front page of this week’s Ringing World with a review of The Whiting Society’s ‘From Rounds to Ropesight’ DVD. And Sophie (Mike and Eileen’s daughter) had her review published too. Congratulations to both. I wonder what other hidden talents there are among our students, tutors and helpers…..

New term gets off to a good start

We’re two weeks in to the new term and the decision to operate a 3 tower rotation to ease the strain on helper numbers is proving to be a good one. We have the resources to work at full capacity throughout September. So how does it work? The flagship tower, Tower A (St Paul’s), continues…
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Ringing at new towers

Janet Horton writes: One of the great thing about ringing as a hobby is being able to go and ring at new towers. An outing is good way to gain experience whilst enjoying a day out in the country – or perhaps visiting an historic city. When I learnt to ring in the 70s, this…
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