Training Day

This is the official Surrey Association site for: 
 Training Day on Saturday 24 February 2018

STUDENT APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED!    The course is fully booked.

Please use the tabs at the top of the page to find all the information you need for joining the training day. 

The purpose of Training Day is to give students the opportunity to have concentrated practice on Kaleidoscope or methods of their choice with experienced leaders and helpers.  There will be no Rounds and Call Change groups as they are resource intensive and we believe that students should be able to learn this in their own towers. 

Each group will have a morning and afternoon session.

Only 28 students have been accepted to ensure plenty of rope time.   

Payment must be made in advance.  Members of the Surrey Association are offered a reduced fee.  Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

We will need LOTS of helpers for the event to be successful!

Go to the Downloads page to print: 
  • Parental Consent form for Young Ringers

What people have said about Training Day
  • Lots of rope time. Really helpful tips. And different ways of explaining things which is useful as different people learn differently.
  • The format and progression were excellent from confidence building to testing and pushing students to new skills.
  • Pre-course email from the group leader asking what I wanted from the day and what I found hard about the method. Great idea, really started me thinking.
  • The helpers all seemed very experienced in the method and were supportive and friendly. Lunch together is an important part of the day as it ties the two sessions together and promotes a team spirit. Very pleasant to have a mix of ringers from both north and south as I met some new people and think I might visit their towers at some stage.
  • Being able to watch other students practice and hear the trainers feedback on that - helped me understand my own errors
  • 1 to 1 attention and many more helpers than trainees. All helpers gave 100% of their time to encourage us and provide clear practical help and advice.

Graph showing how students rated the last Training Day (score 5 = really well)