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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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  • CLOTHING SHOP

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    New and existing team training - New Malden

    A morning for new storytellers to find out all about how Open the Book works and the opportunity to meet and share ideas with existing Storytellers

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    Open the Book vacancy

    A vacancy has arisen to help support the Open the Book team at Bible Society.

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  • Storyteller Training Day - Martham, Norfolk

    Are your thinking of joining or just joined a team? Then Irene is leading this day for you, so come along and find out about presenting and Open the Book assembly in your local school. Hear how 11,554 storytellers do it, why we do it and much more. Plus have a fun and enjoyable day.

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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 - 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 - Bourne

    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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    Hyfforddiant Timau Newydd - Yr Wyddgrug a Wrecsam

    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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