28th April 2017


The Education Committee consists of 2 representatives elected by each District, and a representative from the Gordon Halls Ringing Centre. Our remit is to promote the recruitment and training of bell ringers, and to extend the appreciation of bell ringing among the public (Association Objectives 2 and 5).

The committee can assist towers by:

  • Offering our Wombel and other resources to aid recruitment
  • Advising on techniques for training of ringers
  • Training teachers by promoting the Association of Ringing Teachers’  Integrated Teacher Training Scheme
  • Providing workshops at local towers

The committee also organises courses and workshops for improving ringing skills at a more advanced level. For details see the calender.

For further information about ringing contact one of the committee members for your District, or else the Chairman.

Andrew Hall (Chesterfield District)
Jenny Halliday (Southern District)
Gill Hughes (Central District, Secretary)
Karen Jeffrey (Chesterfield District)
Don Jones (Gordon Halls Education Centre)
Jana Pavova (Southern District, Chairman)
Josephine Walker (Peak District)


Education Events Calendar

21st October 2017
  • Rope Splicing Workshop

    21st October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    St Helen's Church, Darley Dale, Church Rd, Darley Dale DE4 2GG, UK

    To book a place, please email Andrew (CEdCom2@derbyda.org.uk). See attached poster.

    See more details

30th October 2017
  • Light Bell Handling Workshop - Express Your Interest

    30th October 2017

    If you are interested in a workshop on the topic of handling light bells then express your interest by contacting Jo at PEdCom1@derbyda.org.uk. Date and time to be confirmed.

    Thank you and see you soon!

    See more details

6th November 2017
  • Tower Captain's Get Together - Express Your Interest

    6th November 2017

    A fun day for tower captains or aspiring tower captains!

    Fun activities, networking, discussion on the hot bellringing topics, finding creative solutions!

    The outline of the day will be published closer to the day - we are planning to organise this workshop in early 2018 January/February. The location will be chosen to suit the most who express their interest.

    To pre-book/ express your interest contact Jana at EdChair@derbyda.org.uk

    Suggestions of topics/questions/ideas to be discussed/locations are welcome!

    If you would like to participate in organising this event, let me know as soon as possible 🙂

    Thank you and see you soon!


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11th November 2017
  • Conducting for Beginners

    11th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Gordon Halls Ringing Centre, S.S. Peter and Paul, Eckington

    A workshop for those new to conducting. We will explain coursing order and how this gets affected by bobs and singles (mainly as a respite from ringing), but most of the day we hope to be able to ring in and call simple touches of bob doubles and minor. (Ideally you should be confident ringing such touches).

    See this poster for details: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2WRvbRnudFsYnhVWWRyYUFoQkk

    If you are interested, please contact Andrew (CEdcom2@derbyda.org.uk).

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  • The Theory of Everything for Beginners

    11th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    St George Ticknall, DE73 7JU

    Learn the theory and put it into practice with Christian Peckham!

    Download/print the poster for your tower with more details: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2WRvbRnudFsWHFGcVdfa05SLW8

    To book, please contact Jenny at SEdCom2@derbyda.org.uk

    See more details

25th November 2017
  • Heavy Bell Handling Workshop - Express Your Interest

    25th November 2017
    Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, UK

    If you are interested in a workshop on the topic of handling heavy (and we mean heavy!) bells than express your interest by contacting Jo at PEdCom1@derbyda.org.uk

    Thank you and see you soon!

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2nd December 2017
  • Making Your Plain Hunt Sound Better

    2nd December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Gordon Hall's Ringing Centre, Eckington

    Following last year's success, the Education Committee is bringing you another day of discovery of what can help you make your ringing sound better!

    Lead by our lovely Linda Pelc with a team of experienced and friendly helpers!

    To book or express an interest, please contact Jana at EdChair@derbyda.org.uk

    See you at Gordon Hall's Ringing Centre, S21 4DY

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