Code of Practice

Registered Storytellers & Trainers

For first login only

All storytellers agree to...

  • stick to the script and present the story simply, without addition or improvisation following the guidelines in the Open the Book Handbook
  • allow each story to speak for itself, as a Bible story, not as a sermon
  • liaise closely and sensitively with schools, and be mindful of the educational environment
  • make minimal demands on schools and be aware of being invited visitors
  • show respect and sensitivity to those of other faiths, and to those with none
  • fulfil the relevant safeguarding requirements
  • uphold the copyright of Open the Book material.

Volunteer storytellers should be accompanied by members of staff during all storytelling sessions.

Bringing the Bible to life

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