WELCOME TO OPEN THE BOOK
Bringing the Bible to life for every child in every primary school.
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.
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‘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
‘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
We are currently developing a stronger network of volunteers who are supporting Open the Book in ways other than being Storytellers or Team Leaders...
We are very excited to announce Bob Hartman will be our special guest at the following storyteller events at larger venues...
Kathleen McAvoy is our 14,000th registered Storyteller on 12 October with her team from Seaham in County Durham. The team of five from Holy Trinity Church go into Ribbon School (Part of Ribbon Academy Trust family).
Last year's book was so successful we decided to do it again...
If you are looking for initial training to become a Storyteller, contact us...