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The more traditional view...bell ringers at St Peter's Church in Bournmouth, Dorset.
Bell-ringing amongst teenagers is enjoying an unlikely resurgence after the introduction of competitive contests in church towers.
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.
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.
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.