Open the Book

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

Welcome to Open the Book Cy

Hello! Welcome to Open the Book and our programme of sharing Bible stories in primary school assemblies.

Open the Book (OtB) is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear key Bible stories, 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 for schools.

Registered Storytellers & Trainers

For first login as a registered Storyteller

Bringing the Bible to life for every child in every primary school

Find out why OtB is growing so quickly and having such an impact on primary school children, teachers and volunteers all over England and Wales. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s rewarding. Why wouldn’t you want to get involved? Watch our video to see how you can influence your local community.

Find a Team near me

Find a Team near me

Are you keen to get going with Open the Book in your area? Use our search map to see which churches are connected with an Open the Book team, visit their website and then contact them directly. Every day we have requests, so this contact list helps us enormously. Of course, we are still on hand to answer your calls and emails if you need help or find something amiss! Have fun exploring the country and finding an OtB church near you!

Team Changes or New Schools?

Team Changes or New Schools?

We want to keep in touch with all our Storytellers and similarly not annoy them if they have retired from a team. If your team has had any changes or if you are going into another school please let us know by completing the Team Changes form or the Additional School form to do this. You will find both of these in the Resources tab under Forms & Stickers. Let us know if you need a reminder of your log on number.

Sign up to become a Volunteer Local Trainer

Sign up to become a Volunteer Local Trainer

To help OtB grow and reach more children with Bible stories and to encourage more churches to take part, the role of a Volunteer Local Trainer will be critical. If you want to apply to join our happy band of trainers, then please download the relevant forms on the Volunteer tab and send them in or call us to find out more.

Bringing the Bible to life

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