Training Day

This is the official Surrey Association site for: 
    Training Day on Saturday 6 October 2018 (NB this year morning only!)

NB: STUDENT APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED - only applications from Helpers can be accepted

See tab for list of towers being used for each group (students will receive an email confirming their groups)

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

The purpose of the Training session is to provide a focussed opportunity for concentrated practice at a level appropriate to the needs of the student with help provided by experienced leaders and helpers.   


Each group will run in the morning only from 10.00 till 13.00 with a coffee break in the middle. 

Refreshments: For anyone wishing to come to Bletchingley before the morning sessions, coffee and tea will be available at Bletchingley Church House (near the church) from 9.00 am.  Please park at the Village Hall (RH1 4PA) for this.  


The number of students will be limited to four in each group, 28 in total, to ensure each has plenty of rope time and to make the training as productive as possible.   On line Application forms for students and helpers will be available from early September.


Payment for students must be made at the time of booking.  Members of the Surrey Association are offered a reduced fee.  Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis.   The deadline for student applications will be 26 September and for helpers 28 September.


For the event to be successful we need LOTS of helpers.   If you are an experienced ringer and would like to help, please volunteer!  


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)