Kent Young Ringers: Youth Officer Report (Handbook 2024)
- 100 young ringers aged 9 – 23 rang in their home towers around the Association to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III in May.
- A number of youngsters have rung “firsts” in quarter peals, be it covering to P B Doubles, Treble to Doubles, Triples, Major and Cambridge Max, a working bell in Norwich Minor and even Stedman Cinques: congratulations to them all.
- Sessions for our Young Ringers have been held again at Aylesford, Headcorn, Hollingbourne and Marden. Kent MINI-Ringers have rung together at East Farleigh, Frinsted and Kemsing and joined with the KYR for festive ringing at Staplehurst.
- 21 young ringers were thrilled to be involved in the filming at Aylesford of 2 YouTube Videos commissioned by the CCCBR to promote bell ringing: “Discovering Bellringing” and the “Enjoyment of Bellringing”. We hope you like the finished product as much as we do: find them on the CCCBR website as well as our own KCACR facebook page.
- We enjoyed participating in the regional striking contest in Caterham in April and then travelled north to York for this year’s national contest (RWNYC) in York, with ringing at Doncaster the following day. Our team with its two new members, one only 10 years old, acquitted themselves very well, gaining 3rd place in our Call Changes category (17 teams). A special highlight was ringing on the superb 12 at York Minster, with two of our youngsters being commended for their ringing of the tenor. Our youngest team member also strapped the tenor, and James, Callum and Ellen rang the 8, 9 and 10 to plain hunt 11 fantastically well (The KCACR Chairman managed to grab the tenor for this!). (See video on Instagram @rwyouthringing .)
- A team of 6 also entered the very first KCACR Call Change Contest in Monkton in September and were very pleased to be placed third out of four teams.
- We are looking forward to yet more challenges in 2024!