Yorkshire Association

THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

TRAINING      GRANTS      WOMBEL    COMMITTEE MINUTES     COMMITTEE MEMBERS

All enquiries about courses and grants via the Secretary educationcommsecretary@yacr.org.uk 

The Education Committee no longer runs a bookstall. Two good places to find books on ringing are the CCCBR shop and the Whiting Society page. Some books are available to download (some for free)  

 

ART Level 5 Masterclass

 

Cick here for a report on members attending the Master class

 

The Objectives of the YACR are :

  1. To promote ringing for divine service and to secure recognition of ringers as church worker s.
  2. To cultivate the art of change ringing and encouraging recruitment and the instruction of ringers
  3. To cultivate good fellowship amongst ringers and bring all ringers into a closer friendship
  4. To endeavour to arrange instruction for bands of ringers desiring it
  5. To obtain the co-operation of church authorities in the maintenance of bells and ringing

 

The Education Committee ...

…. is  one of the ways YACR fulfils these objectives, particularly points 2 & 4 with a good helping of point 4

 

Þ The Committee consist of one representative from each of the nine Branches and from the Young Tykes, co-opted convenor, sectretary and treasurer with the Assocition Chairman, Ringing Master and keeper of the Wombel being ex-officio members.

Þ The Committee meets as required, usually twice a year, as well as communicating electronically

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

 For more details click here

TRAINING COURSES

The process of arranging our courses happens continuously throughout the year.  More detailed information about each course is published as the date approaches, and this can be found under EVENTS on this site.

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

For further information, please contact the Education Committee Convenor.

ART Courses - Teaching bell handling

2023 sees the start of a new round of Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) courses. The aim is to build capacity in the training of ringers by training more teachers. We are a large association with wide geographic spread, and we will do our best to reach everyone who wishes to train as a ringing teacher. The February course in the 'west' of the Yorkshire Association on teaching bell handling was held at Oxenhope and attended by 12 delegates; an enjoyable and informative day was had by all. Further courses on teachng bell handling are scheduled for the 'south' (Eckington), 'east' (Bubwith) and 'north' (Masham). 

 

Other courses

More information here.

 

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.

GRANTS for ART Courses

  • Individuals are encouraged to attend ART course and workshops.
  • Grants up to the full cost of the courses are available for fully paid up members. 
  • Members failing to attend the course must repay the fee
  • The procedure for enrolling on ART courses is avaiable here 

 

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 EC Grant Application Form 21-02-22

 

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

YACR Ed Comm Grant Award Criteria 2017 170111.pdf

 

  

 

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.
Wombel 

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

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

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

 

 REPS
Emma Coles
Neil Donovan
Barrie Dove
Ben Johnson
Jane Lynch
Vicky Romegoux
Marian Thomas
Steve Waterworth
Susan Welch

 

CO-OPTED
Elva Ainsworth
John Leach
Elaine Scott

 

 

EX-OFFICIO  
Association President Andrew Slade
Association Ringing Master Malcolm Turner
Wombel Custodian James Gibb

 

OFFICERS  
EDUCATION OFFICER tbc
EDUCATION TREASURER Bill Lennox
EDUCATION SECRETARY Elaine Scott