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The more traditional view...bell ringers at St Peter's Church in Bournmouth, Dorset. <br />
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Bell-ringing amongst teenagers is enjoying an unlikely resurgence after the introduction of competitive contests in church towers.<br />
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This summer’s Ringing World National Youth Contest (RWNYC) in Liverpool will be the biggest yet and is oversubscribed with more than 250 ringers attending.<br />
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It is thought that the hobby is an excellent way of keeping youngsters off their screens as well as providing exercise, developing teamwork and creating opportunities for socialising.<br />
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The competition has also spawned a number of regional contests that have led to more youngsters taking up The Exercise, as change bell ringing is known.