29th February 2016

Young people and ringing

Girlguiding, Scouting and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme all offer recognition of achievement for ringing activities and accomplishment.

Many other youth organisations, as part of their award schemes, require their members to learn a new skill, show an improvement in an existing skill, take part in a team activity or try something new, bellringing could be used for any of these.

Most youth organisations will also welcome the opportunity for their members to learn about ringing. This can take the form of a group visit to a church or a visit by ringers to a meeting night of the group.

Please also see the Council’s guidelines on Protecting Young Ringers.

Training young ringers

The report Trends in Ringing, commissioned by the 2000 Central Council meeting at Bury St Edmunds recommended the consideration of fast-track training courses for young people and the provision of better ways to support university ringing societies.

In January 2004 the Education Committee responded with a Training young people (Discussion paper) setting out the issues, problems and possibilities. This was followed in September 2005 by its conclusions and recommendations in Training young people (Conclusions).

The reports were published in The Ringing World in January 2004 and September 2005, respectively.

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