Longstanton primary school pupil's project qualifies as a ringing success.
In November 2014, retired Hatton Park Primary School caretaker and ringer at All Saints’, Mike Cartwright, rose to the challenge and began organising weekly Saturday morning teaching sessions for the children at the church, with help from a team of experienced ringing teachers from the Ely Diocesan Association. Progressing quickly, the Hatton Park Primary School Ringers were ready for the big day after only five weeks of practice. With their ringing teachers alongside to give encouragement and guard against mishaps, two bands of six children each rang rounds at All Saints’ Church before their school Christmas service on 17 December whilst proud parents looked on.
On behalf of all the visiting ringing teachers from the Ely Association, lead coach Lesley Boyle added: “It was a highly rewarding experience to teach such an enthusiastic and willing group of youngsters. They are a credit to their school, church and village and I am certain that many of them will go on to become very good ringers.”
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