ART’s "50 Ringing Things" Challenge
People like goals and challenges – it motivates them, maintains their interest and gets them engaged so this latest ART initiative is aiming to meet that need. This scheme aims to show that ringing is both interesting and fun.
The challenges encourage ringers of whatever age to experience the wide range of ringing activities available. In collecting the ‘50 Things’ ART hopes that there will be engagement with more experienced ringers, ringing and confidence should benefit, and that participants will gain an insight into the variety of different aspects of ringing and its culture.
There is a well presented logbook with 36 A5 pages containing 74 ‘Things’ to choose from – many illustrated in cartoon style by Laura Davies – the ‘Things’ are divided into three categories:-
My Ringing - which is about personal ringing development;
In My Tower - about service to your local tower and band;
Out and About – concerns contributing to the wider ringing community.
To get started with the challenges you will need to buy your logbook from the ART shop (www.ringingteachers.org) and then register online -. https://smartringer.org/ 50things/. Here you will find an area with tips and advice on how to achieve each ‘Thing’.
Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates can be claimed for completing 15, 30 or 50 activities respectively and if 50 Things are completed within 100 weeks of registration a Gold Plus certificate can be claimed. You will have to complete a minimum number of ‘Things’ from each category to gain the Silver and Gold awards.
Those completing the various levels will be recorded on the ART web site, the Ringing World and on Social Media.
The Facebook page ‘50 Ringing Things’ supports the scheme by allowing participants to exchange ideas, record achievements and share experiences and photographs as well as getting advice from others.
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