An Introduction to Carolyn Howell
I have been a member of the TDGR for 30 years so yes I did learn to ring at a very young age. I came from a ringing family with both parents and brothers being bellringers. When I was about 15 I walked into the tower at Tuckingmill church, on a Monday practice night, and just asked if I could learn to ring. The following week I went back to start learning and the rest is history!! For the past 2 years I have been tower captain at St Buryan where we have a novice band, but we also have a lot of fun.
I have worked in education most of my life and am a teacher by profession, with a specialism working with those that have behavioural difficulties. Some people take longer than others to achieve their goal but with help and support everyone can aspire to achieve, this is congruent with bellringing as many people take a long time to grasp how to ring but with help and encouragement goals can be met.
There was a vacancy for the post of Education Officer from part way through 2018 until the Virtual AGM in October 2020 so there is no 2019 report.
Report of the Education Officer 2018.
In his address, Bishop Philip at the Diocesan Synod last week asking us all to consider where the
Diocese and our churches might be in 10 years’ time, paying particular attention to celebrating
young people and children, innovation and pioneering culture, confidence in our calling,
international relationships and generosity.
He said that the statistics of decline in the diocese are clear and that we need to be very clear that
many of our churches are coming to the end of their shelf life. He asked that those groups of people
with particular skills and passions to come forward with ideas on a church by church basis.
As a guild we do have unique skills and passions that enable us to help address the issues raised
above and come up with ideas of what we can do to help our local churches to stem this decline and
be viable centres that promote Gods Kingdom.
All the information for the Scout and Cub Badge is available on the website, and this has attracted a
lot of interest both in the County and across the country.
The education initiatives particularly with Children are available on the website. If you have other
ideas please contact me.
Please click on the words above.
They will become highlighted and disclose a link to a PDF file containing all the information you need for your TDGR Scouting Badge.
Good Luck and enjoy your ringing.
Aids for teaching!