Successful first Association online course: Intro to Plain Hunt on Ringing Room
Great fun was had by all, and excellent progress made by the learners, on the SCACR’s first ever online ringing course. Seven learners and ten helpers assembled on Zoom on the morning of Saturday 14th November, ready to tackle Plain Hunt Doubles. The learners had varying degrees of tower bell experience, ranging from just starting out on Plain Hunt to being able to call simple touches of Doubles methods. The session started with everyone introducing themselves. Anne Franklin then explained the basic theory, after which we split into two groups to practise on Ringing Room (many of the helpers were strangely delighted at the opportunity to “bag” a new virtual tower!).
After lots of laughter, and more than a couple of instances of some of the “helpers” going wrong (particularly yours truly!), the leaners had mastered ringing an inside bell to Plain Hunt Doubles. Some paused for a coffee break and a chat at half-way, others were super-keen and continued ringing. By the end of the session, all the learners had successfully rung the treble to Grandsire Doubles. Many thanks to all the helpers, and congratulations to all the learners on their fantastic progress!
The Association is planning to run weekly Novices’ Practices on Ringing Room – more details to follow soon…
by Steph Pendlebury