Open the Book - Bible Society

Hello! Welcome to Open the Book and Bible storytelling in primary schools.

Welcome to Open the Book Cy

Open the Book is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible, from a team of Christians from local churches, who present the stories during assemblies/acts of Collective Worship. Each presentation takes around 10-15 minutes and can be incorporated into a wider school assembly, or can stand alone. It is a three-year rolling programme with an additional, but optional year of material based on Christian Values.

Storytellers & Trainers

Login now  or register to become a Storyteller here

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OtB Merchandise is now available

You need to be a registered Storyteller to order these products and log in with your registration number. Use our merchandise to promote OtB when you visit the school so they recognise you when you arrive or even out and about - you never know who might stop and chat with you!

NATIONWIDE PRAYER DAY - Tuesday 21 November

NATIONWIDE PRAYER DAY - Tuesday 21 November

Pray for schools are encouraging Christians young and old to say the Lord’s Prayer and to #SayDoPray for our schools. A friend has kindly illustrated Galatians 5 v 22-23 for Pray for Schools — the verse we have chosen to complement the Lord’s prayer. Read more...

2018 - Save the Dates

2018 - Save the Dates

Bob Hartman Storyteller Days and other events lined up for next year...

PUPPET Ministry - Training dates 2017/2018

PUPPET Ministry - Training dates 2017/2018

Training held at various places across England throughout the year

Important: Storybook & Handbook Changes

Important: Storybook & Handbook Changes

If you are doing Year 1, or buying new books please read this. Includes reprint schedule for 2017-18.

Bringing the Bible to life

Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG. Registered charity 232759