Network for Ringing Training (NRT)
A new initiative to support those who train ringers.
What is NRT?
The Network for Ringing Training (NRT) is a communication service dedicated to supporting those who wish to improve the quality of ringing training by improving their own skills or by helping other ringers to develop their ability as trainers. NRT is provided by the Central Council Education Committee
Cartoon by Yvonne Hall
ObjectivesTo help promote excellence in bell ringing performance by developing and encouraging high standards of ringing training To achieve this, the Network will:
- provide a communication service dedicated to the needs of those who train ringers
- disseminate information relevant to the training of ringers
- stimulate activities focussed on the development of training skills
Who can subscribe?
- Tower captains & ringing masters (with any level of experience)
- Any ringers interested in training
- Experienced ringing trainers
- Association education officers & ringing masters.
- Managers & tutors of ringing centres
If you care about the quality of ringing training - your own or that of others - then please subscribe to NRT. The more subscribers there are, the better it will work for everyone.
- If you support the objectives
- If you train ringers
- If you wish to develop your own training skills
- If you wish to help other ringers develop training skills
- If you are interested in ringing training
What does it cost?Nothing for the foreseeable future. NRT is currently provided as a free service by the CC Education Committee. We hope to continue it on this basis.
Help us to...
- Raise the profile of training as a distinct skill
- Help those who train ringers
- Encourage better ringing training
What will NRT do?
NRT will provide the infrastructure, management and support for you to do the things listed on the right. This will include:
- Maintain a register of all subscribers, and make this list available to other subscribers
- Provide subscribers with details of other nearby subscribers
- Distribute to subscribers information on training and training related activities (whether organised by subscribers, ringing centres, societies or the CC)
- Stimulate the organisation of local activities to help trainers, e.g. courses, self help groups
- Support societies, ringing centres and individuals that organise training related activities
- Make available information on available skills and resources relevant to the development of training skills
- Manage a training related electronic discussion forum.
- Produce a newsletter
What can I do with NRT?
That depends on what you want, whether you are a tower captain, ringing master, education officer or just interested in training. NRT will let you:
- Ask questions about ringing training
- Discuss ringing training with other interested people
- Find out about events for ringing trainers
- Publicise events for ringing trainers
- Share experiences with other ringing trainers
- Find out who else near you is interested in ringing training
- Contact other ringing trainers
- Arrange to meet other trainers, for social events or mutual assistance
- Obtain access to experienced people able to provide advice and assistance
- Provide advice about training ringers
- Receive information about ringing training.
What has NRT done?
NRT has been in operation since it was launched at the 2001 Ringing RoadShow. It already has over 200 subscribers and has had several months of lively discussion on diverse training related topics via the e-mail list and postal summaries. Three courses have so far been promoted through NRT.
What happens next?
NRT is still developing and how it continues to develop will depend on the needs of those ringing trainers who join it, take part and make their needs and ideas known to the rest of us. We hope that it will help to stimulate local activity, which is why NRT can put its subscribers in touch with other who are near to them, but perhaps not known to them. The CC Education Committee ran an NRT conference in November 2002 and another is planned for May 2004.
Would you like to help?
A small group of volunteers is assisting the Education Committee to run NRT. If you would like to join them, please let us know.
CC Education Committee
- Peter Dale
- Phone 01304 823217
- Post 9 Chisnall Road, River, Dover, Kent, CT17 0RH, UK
- Geoff Horritt
- Phone 01763 246018
- Post 64 Downlands, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5BY, UK
NRT Admin Contacts
Please use e-mail if you have it, as that will help us to control the cost of the service.
To join NRT by E-mail:
To join NRT on the Web:
Complete our online request form available here (note that this form may not work on all browsers, but, with the arrival of the new server for the CC site, we hope to be able to rectify this before too long).
To join NRT by post:
Print and complete this application form and post it to:
Peter Wenham, 10 Sanders Close, Braunston, Daventry NN11 7JW, UK
For more application forms:Contact Peter Wenham, as above.
Other contacts and information on how to get the most out of NRT will be sent to subscribers
Bells and ringing:
- Change ringing
- Where to ring
- Learning to Ring
- The learning process
- Education Committee
- learn2ring Videos
- Coaching developments
- Ringing newsletter exchange
- Conduct 5040
- Courses and seminars
- Dips into . . .
- Ringing Practice Toolkit
- The Learning Curve
- Learning - What helps what hinders?
- Young people and ringing
- Simulator loan
- Education Committee
- Ringing Centres Committee
- Bell projects
- Tower Stewardship Committee
- The Ringing Foundation
- The Future of Ringing