Thomas and four teachers-to-be Anne, Barbara, Jody, and Judy met and worked through sections ※ through IV of the Learning to ring syllabus from the teacher’s point of view. Our kind and extraordinarily patient “guinea pig” Carmen was put through each portion of material four times, showing admirable good nature and remarking at the end of the session that she could probably teach ringers now! We spent the last five minutes of the time available to the group working through the first steps of section V so that Carmen could actually ring the bell. As with virtually everyone who rings a bell for the first time, her face lit up.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to work with the group for the entire four hours that were scheduled. We’ll schedule another session and hope to complete the work then.