Whereas "Training Days" are inevitably targeted at small groups
of ringers, by virtue of their existing skills and requirements, this event is
for EVERYBODY. Practice nights are central to the well being of
ringing. We all contribute to them, just by being there, and we can all help to
improve them. It's not just the Tower Captains who know, or need to know, what's
required. Indeed, if your TC won't listen to your good ideas, or your moans,
this is your big chance to be heard!
Of course, many Tower Captains do have good ideas, and do run
good practices - but who, outside those practices, comes to hear about those
good ideas? Tower Captains are often just too busy to go round other practices
and pick up / share ideas. This is an opportunity for busy TCs to share and
learn from lots of others in one fell swoop.
The other difference between this and most "Training Days" is
that the emphasis is on sharing rather than teaching. The presentations will
indeed be by people with experience and a good track record in the area they are
talking about, but the intention is to generate discussion, and to give you the
opportunity to put forward and share your ideas. For a talking shop to be
productive, some structure is needed, and this will be provided by the Chairman,
Cambridge District President, Tom Ridgman, and the presentations.
For it to work, though, we need YOU, ideally
to contribute, but don't worry - no-one will be forced to speak. I'm sure you
will learn something of value to your practice night, even if you don't open
I would like to see at least ONE PERSON FROM EVERY