Aaron goes to Birmingham

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

The Birmingham Masterclass weekend gave Aaron an opportunity to ring on many different bells & with different people. Birmingham is home to some of the Record Length Bellringers who visited Alderney last October. A number of these World Class ringers were tutors over the weekend and one was allocated to Aaron as his personal mentor for the day.

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


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