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WELCOME TO OPEN THE BOOK

Enabling every child to hear the story of the Bible at school in their primary years.

Children love stories – especially Bible stories when they’re interactive, engaging and fun.

Open the Book began in 1999 and since then thousands of school children have discovered Bible stories, during assembly and collective worship.

Today, so many children could miss out on the great classic stories from the Bible – Noah, Daniel and the life of Jesus could be closed chapters if youngsters don’t get an opportunity to engage with the Bible.

That’s why Open the Book is so important. It’s a three-year rolling programme of themed and dramatised storytelling at no charge to primary schools. Teams of volunteers throughout the country use drama, mime, props, costume – and even the children and staff themselves – to present the Bible stories in lively and informative ways.

Can we help you? Can you help us?

Darcey

‘The stories actually make us laugh – and you wouldn’t have thought Bible stories were funny. It makes you smile because of how amazing the stories are.’

Darcey, aged 10

Isabelle

‘I like doing the acting with Open the Book because we do different things every week. My best story was the one with the giant, where the boy throws stones at the giant. I have never heard these stories before, but they are really good.’

Isabelle, aged 7

Are you excited about the project and would like to help?

Do you have members of your congregation who would like to see children experience great Bible stories?

Are you a teacher who has struggled to find Bible-related assembly material? Would you like storytellers to take an assembly once a week?

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  • New team training - Northampton

    An opportunity for anyone interested in starting Open the Book in their local primary school to find out how it works, get ideas on how to present it and have a go!

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    New team training - Durham

    An opportunity for anyone interested in starting Open the Book in their local primary school to find out how it works, get ideas on how to present it and have a go!

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    New team training - Durham

    An opportunity for anyone interested in starting Open the Book in their local primary school to find out how it works, get ideas on how to present it and have a go!

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  • New team training - Mold, Wrexham

    A training for new storytellers to find out what Open the Book is, how the programme works, ideas on how to present Open the Book acts of collective worship/assemblies and understanding our Safeguarding policy and Code of Practice. Hyfforddiant ar gyfer storiiwyr newydd i ddarganfod beth yw Agor Y Llyfr, sur mae'r rhaglen yn gweithio, syniadau am gyflwyno cyd-addoliad/gwasanaeth Agor y Llyfr, a dealltwriaeth o'n Polisi Diogelwch a'n Llawlyfr gweithredu

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    Information session - Sutton Coldfield

    Come and find out what Open the Book is, how it works and how you can get involved in starting a team in your local school.

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  • New and Existing Team Training - Basingstoke

    Come along to learn about presenting Open the Book assemblies/act of collective worship to primary schools near you. Share new ideas with the team you are part of, discover different ways of presenting a story and share fellowship with other Open the Book Storytellers.

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    Learn about Open the Book Morning - Wantage

    It’s a fun morning learning about a very successful project in primary schools. New Storytellers can find out more on how the programme works, including ideas on how to present OtB acts of collective worship/assemblies and understanding the safeguarding policy and Code of Conduct.

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    New team training Llandudno, North Wales

    An opportunity for anyone interested in starting Open the Book in their local primary school to find out how it works, get ideas on how to present it and have a go!

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