Last weekend, the Association of Ringing Teachers (ART) announced the winners of its 2021 Awards, intended to “recognise people and groups who are leading best practice and innovation in the teaching and development of ringing”.
I’m delighted to report that our District Training Officer, Tom Hinks of Bromley, was “Highly Commended” in the category of “Innovation in Recruitment or Retention”. Many of you have attended Tom’s online training sessions over the last twelve months, and these have also been uploaded to YouTube for the benefit of the wider ringing community, where they have been very popular. If you haven’t seen any of them, here is a link to just one of them – an “Introduction to Handbell Ringing”.
I’m sure you’ll all want to join me in congratulating Tom on his well-deserved award.
Lewisham District Chairman