For churches with few or no children, to help inspire and resource them to get started in children’s work...
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
Whether you have some training or none this will give you a good foundation for starting a team and getting active in your local school...
Chineham, Basingstoke, event with special guest Bob Hartman presenting his wonderful stories and some of our new Christian values material...
More details for Truro with our special guest Bob Hartman presenting his wonderful stories and some of our new Christian values material.
We are very excited to announce Bob Hartman will be our special guest at the following storyteller events at larger venues...
If you are looking for initial training to become a Storyteller, contact us...
Margaret Gillespie, Leader of Open the Book team at St Margaret's, Leicester, explained, ‘We recently arrived at Fosse School for our regular assembly to be told there was an Ofsted inspection – so we had an inspector sitting in on the assembly!’