- Sports/Activities Offered
- Bell Ringing
- Town / City
- Ages catered for
- All Ages Welcome
About Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre
Bellringing provides gentle physical exercise and increases active living for people who are looking for alternatives to conventional sport. Research commissioned by The Churches Conservation Trust asked experts from fitness and training provider YMCAfit to observe the process of bell ringing. They found that bell ringers could look forward to improved agility, co-ordination, reaction time and balance, plus improved muscle endurance and cardiovascular fitness.
The movement of the training bells is perhaps slightly slower than on tower bells – this gives a little more thinking time which older learners seem to find particularly helpful.
Bell ringing requires thinking and use of memory, which is great for keeping the mind as well as the body active. And the fact that it's a social activity means it's an ideal way for everyone to feel part of a group and embedded in their own communities.
As a social, physical and mental activity, bellringing promotes well-being and improves mental health.
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