Yorkshire Association

THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

TRAINING COURSES        GRANTS        BOOKSTALL        WOMBEL        COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

The Committee organises, supports and encourages ringing education and training at all levels, throughout the Association.

The members of the Committee are drawn from all the branches of the Association: they organise training courses; award grants to support events and projects of educational or training benefit to members of the Asssociation; run a bookstall at Association meetings; arrange for the Bookstall to be borrowed for use at locally organised events; and arrange the loan of the Association's Wombel.

 

TRAINING COURSES

Information about our training courses can be viewed via the links below.

The process of arranging our courses takes place during the spring each year, and they are all advertised in outline from  May.  More detailed information about each course is published as the date approaches, and this can be found under EVENTS on this site, or by downloading the file at the end of this section.

Apply for a place on a course by contacting the person named in the advert.

For further information, please contact the Education Committee Convenor, Stuart Holtam:

stuartholtam@mac.com        (M) 07941 35 75 33         (H) 01943 839 938

 

Please help the Education Committee provide training:

  • Offer to lead a course.
  • Attend a course as a helper.
  • Mentor a student: advise on suitable courses; perhaps attend with them; help them practise after the course.
  • Suggest courses the Committee could organise, perhaps in your area.

 

 

ADVERT - YACR TRAINING COURSES, 2017

YACR Courses 2017 170508.pdf

 

 

COURSE ADVERT - BELFRY AND ROPE MAINTENANCE

Saturday 28th October, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Course Tutor:  Brian Sanders

Venue: Royston and Hemsworth, Near Barnsley

(Two places still available on 23/10/17)

Apply: stuartholtam@mac.com

 

 

COURSE ADVERT:  HANDBELLS FOR BEGINNERS - TUNE RINGING

Saturday 11th November, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Course Tutor: Anne Deebank

Venue:  Pickering

Apply: anne.deebank@gmail.com

No previous experience of ringing handbells is required.

 

 

GRANTS

  • Applications for grants from branches, towers and individuals are encouraged.
  • Projects and events of educational or training benefit to members of the Association are supported.
  • Examples include the installation of simulators and dumbells, and, under certain circumstances, the payment of course fees.
  • Grants are awarded to support captital expenditure, but not running costs.
  • Awards will not normally exceed £250.
  • An application form and the criteria for the award and payment of grants can be downloaded below.
  • Deadlines for the receipt of applications: 15th August for consideration in September; 15th December for consideration in January.  If a decision is required urgently, please contact the Convenor or Treasurer.

 

YACR EDUCATION COMMITTEE: GRANT APPLICATION FORM

YACR Ed Comm Grant Application Form 2017 170111.docx

 

YACR EDUCATION COMMITTEE: CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD AND PAYMENT OF GRANTS

YACR Ed Comm Grant Award Criteria 2017 170111.pdf

 

 

BOOKSTALL

  • The Education Committee Bookstall is a familiar feature at Association meetings.
  • It can be borrowed for use at branch and other events.
  • Stock includes books and DVDs published by the Central Council, Snowdon Books, Whiting Society, ART, etc.
  • Some items are available to members of the Association at discounted prices.
  • The Bookstall is run as a service to ringers, but any profit is donated to the Bell Repair Fund (£800 since 2010).

For further information, please contact Gail Cater:

bothCaters@hotmail.com      (H) 01904 675 547

 

 

WOMBEL

  • The Association's Wombel can be borrowed free of charge.
  • Use it for recruitment, training, raising awareness of ringing at fêtes, etc
  • Use it indoors, or outdoors in good weather.
  • It comes with speakers and connections to a dedicated laptop loaded with Abel.
  • Non-ringers, under supervision, can learn to ring it quickly and relatively safely.
  • Experienced ringers can use it to improve listening and striking skills.
  • Borrowers collect it from near Selby, or wherever it was last used.
  • It can be transported in a van, or a large car with a roof rack.

For further information or to book, please contact James Gibb:

AngeAndJames@clannet.co.uk      (H) 01757 606 123

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS, 2017

 

OFFICERS      
Convenor Stuart Holtam stuartholtam@mac.com   (M) 07941 35 75 33   (H) 01943 839 938
Secretary John Leech johnsleech@sky.com 
Treasurer Stuart Raggett stuart@raggett.org.uk 

 

BRANCH REPS  
Central Marian Thomas
C&NY Susan Welch
East Riding Neil Donovan
Leeds John Leech
Sheffield Elaine Scott
Scarborough Anne Deebank
Selby & Dist Stuart Raggett
Western Phil Brown
York Gail Cater

 

EX-OFFICIO  
Association President Barrie Dove
Association Ringing Master Simon Percy
Wombel Custodian James Gibb