The Assoc of Ringing Teachers hosted its annual Masterclass in Birmingham on Sat Sept 8th. It is open to all students who have achieved Level 5 of their training scheme in the previous year. Aaron Hallett started ringing in 2015 when the boys of Elizabeth College came over to Alderney on their annual bellringing trip & he was invited to join them up the tower. Aaron passed Level 1 on 23/11/15, he has made steady progress through levels 2, 3 & 4 securing his Level 5 certificate on 30/4/17, he was delighted to be able to accept the invitation and go to Birmingham last weekend
Aaron was able to practice Cambridge Major, Stedman Doubles and call changes on 16 (!) with these very experienced ringers, he also took part in a very interesting listening Skills workshop. He gave a presentation to the Alderney Band upon his return detailing his experiences in Birmingham.
Photo shows Aaron ringing one of the 16 bells in St Martin’s Parish Church, The Bullring , Birmingham