Open the Book

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.

Registered Storytellers & Trainers

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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? Search our exciting new 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 new DIY 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!

Find Training/Events near me

Find Training/Events near me

Fancy an Air & Share? It’s not only churches pinned on a map, we now also have training and events at a glance with a map guide. You can filter by Date or Location to find things going on in your area. Simply click on the google pins to bring up the event and post code which will be also included in the list of events. There is also a handy guide to the types of events we offer with our OtB trainers – click on the boxes to get a full description. We have also included Other Opportunities that may be of interest.

Train the Trainer coming soon!

Train the Trainer coming soon!

We are making great progress with a new Train the Trainer programme which we will be rolling out as soon as possible. Remember registered Trainers also have access to the new Trainers’ tab that pops up when you log in and you can find all sorts of helpful things for delivering training in your area. If you have any queries please contact us.

Bringing the Bible to life

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