Yorkshire Association

Western District :
Winter Training Courses

20th January 2024

The Branch organised a series of 4 Training Courses for winter.  The subjects were Listening & Striking; Five/Six Bell Methods; Leading Down & Up in Peal; Introduction to Conducting. Each course ran on the 3rd Saturday of November, December and January at a variety of towers and required a large number of helpers, all of whom seemed keen to be there. It was particularly good to see some students from previous courses now acting as helpers. Students were enthusiastic, most attended all 3 sessions and most made significant progress. Thanks go to those who arranged permission for ringing, to those who led the courses, to the helpers who made them possible and to the students for making them worthwhile.

Some comments received from students:

- Many thanks again for organising the training day on Saturday. It was all really useful and interesting.

- Thanks for the excellent session yesterday. I got a lot from it, ringing with such a brilliant bunch of ringers.

- Result! And I enjoyed both sessions.

- Please pass on my thanks to all the helpers... Lots of encouragement, very useful advice & suggestions... With many opportunities to ring during this winter training course I feel I have actually begun to improve ringing... All much appreciated.