This is right - the reason for getting outside help is that we need to see ringing from the outside to really understand how to attract the right recruits. First we do need to understand all the different motivations, all the types of people for whom ringing becomes 'their thing'. As JAH said - select those who are well suited to ringing and likely to do well. — Simon Linford
I'd be interested to hear thoughts on how such people could be identified? — John de Overa
But the cake needs to look attractive to non-ringers. — Phillip George
When you sign up to learn to ring you are attached to a school. (you might, or might not, be attached to a local tower)
You will be assigned a mentor.
You will stay attached to the school into the medium and perhaps long term. In time you will be both teacher and learner. It is to the school that you will look for your development although of course you will probably also ring for services, weddings, peals and quarters. — A J Barnfield
You're missing the point. We don't have a rich source of recruits and we don't turn anyone down, and probably never will. This is about creating more recruits who are knocking on our door because they have heard how great a thing to do ringing is, they think it will suit them, and they want to learn. It is all additional. — Simon Linford
Recruitment might sensibly target, but not filter. The filtering comes later based on aspiration and aptitude. — A J Barnfield
How long do you give someone to pass Level 1 (competent bell handling) before saying that they are taking up a valuable space and maybe ringing is not for them? — Simon Linford
simulators and other teaching devices; much better than whatever you can get in a 1 1/2 hours practice night weekly (or less in some areas) — Tristan Lockheart
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