School chaplain resources

We want to equip school chaplains so that you can help the students, staff and families that you work with to engage with the Bible. ​

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Primary School Resources

Resources for primary schools include our Open the Book programme as well as ones specific for different events that take place throughout the year. 

Open the Book

Find out more about how your school could benefit from having a team of volunteers share Open the Book in your school. Open the Book (OtB) offers primary school children an opportunity to hear key Bible stories told by a team of Christians from local churches, who present the stories during assemblies or acts of collective worship. Each presentation takes around 10–15 minutes and can be incorporated into a wider school assembly, or can stand alone. Find out more.

Psalm 23 Garden resources

Have fun with learning and get children outside. We have easy-to-use plans to create a Psalm 23 garden at your school, but also lots of fun activities and an assembly to help you bring the psalm to life for children. Find out more and download your resources.

Run your own Noah Day!

Download our free collective worship plans and other resources for primary and secondary schools here. Find out more.

God’s Brilliantly Big Creation Story

This beautifully illustrated spoken word book is a creative way to introduce children aged three to six to the Genesis creation account. Bursting with rhythm and rhyme, God’s Brilliantly Big Creation Story is written in an engaging spoken word style. It takes children on an awe-inspiring journey through the days of creation, and is full of fun and beautiful imagery. Order now.


Secondary School Resources

Religious Studies resources for schools

Get Religious Studies resources for Key Stage 3 and GCSE (9–1) secondary school education. View resources.

Catholic schools

Scripture tools and Chat-echesis to help nurture faith in Catholic schools. Find out more and view the resources.

Psalm 23 Garden resources

Have fun with learning and get children outside. We have easy-to-use plans to create a Psalm 23 garden at your school, but also lots of fun activities and an assembly to help you bring the psalm to life for children. Find out more and download your resources.

Good News Bible – Youth Edition

This interactive youth Bible for young people has been created in partnership with Youth for Christ. Go deeper into the Good News Bible text with hundreds of elements encouraging space for writing, doodling and drawing. 

 Key features:

  • links to a dedicated YouTube playlist with 30 videos unpacking and offering support on key themes and issues found in the Bible
  • hundreds of interactive elements throughout the Bible to encourage a deeper engagement with the text
  • space for writing, doodling and drawing
  • a full-page introduction to each book of the Bible, showing what it's all about and how it fits into a bigger story
  • 32 colour pages of key things to know about the Bible, help with tough topics, and journalling space

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Inside Out: Connecting word to life

Inside Out: Connecting word to life is a new youth resource created in partnership with The Salvation Army. Inspired by The Salvation Army’s survey Listen Up, for young people and those who work with them, this exciting new guide to the Bible tackles the questions and challenges facing young people today, including what the Bible says about who we are.

It features:

  • Six 'Connectives’ – pray, read, explore, question, dig, live – to guide a person’s Bible reading experience
  • Facts about the most amazing book that ever was … and still is!
  • Clear info about resources that will specifically help young people
  • Tips on how to read between the lines, get inside the story of the Bible and live out its meaning in our lives
  • Ideas to bring the words to life and enable young people to meet with God
  • Suggestions for ways of studying the Bible individually or with a group

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Continuing Professional Development

Lyfe

Our selection of Lyfe resources help individuals and small groups to discover a deeper life with God. Each spiritual formation resource draws deeply on the Bible and spiritual practices that have inspired and sustained Christians throughout the centuries. Sessions are based around six key themes including prayer, social justice and the Bible. The sessions are easy to lead and highly relational. They’re suitable for groups of mature Christians as well as those new to the Christian faith. Find out more.

Daily reflections

Bible Society's Daily Reflections follow the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, designed for those who want to read the whole Bible in one year. Each reflection focuses on one of its four daily chapters. Find out more.

Bible Trek

Through a series of short films, join Andrew Ollerton (author of The Bible Course) as he treks through the Holy Land and beyond. Visit Jerusalem, Galilee, Ephesus and other locations. Discover the sites where famous Bible events took place, from Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the home town of Jesus. With added historical notes and reflections, experience Bible stories and see why they matter today. Watch the videos.

#Shetoo podcast

We talk to six theologians from both faith and non-faith backgrounds about their academic and personal approaches to texts that include violence against women in the Bible , and what they might have to say to 21st-century readers. Find out more.


Videos

The Old Testament Journey in 3 ½ minutes

The Old Testament Journey in 3 ½ minutes is a free video resource giving you a snapshot of Israel’s journey through the Old Testament in – yes you’ve guessed it – 3 ½ minutes! Watch now.

Journey of Jesus in 3 ½ minutes

To say Jesus did a lot of stuff would be like saying Mount Everest is a bit of a climb. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John total some 89 chapters, each one filled to the brim with all things Jesus. But we’ve created The Journey of Jesus in 3.5 minutes, a free video resource written and narrated by Dai Woolridge. Watch now.

The Early Church Journey in 3 ½ minutes

Picking up where we left off in The Journey of Jesus in 3 ½ minutes, we're looking at the beginnings of the Church in The Early Church Journey in 3 ½ minutes, a free video resource written and narrated by Dai Woolridge. Watch now.

Bible Trek

Through a series of short films, join Andrew Ollerton (author of The Bible Course) as he treks through the Holy Land and beyond. Visit Jerusalem, Galilee, Ephesus and other locations. Discover the sites where famous Bible events took place, from Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the home town of Jesus. With added historical notes and reflections, experience Bible stories and see why they matter today. Watch the videos now.

Eden

What springs to mind when you think of Eden? The freshest fruit and lushest leaves? A slippery snake, or a guy and a girl swapping their birthday suit for some fig leaves? Maybe you think of the separation, the ‘do not enter’ sign put up when Adam and Eve didn't choose God's way. Eden was a place where God strolled through the garden with us. And while it all went south, the Bible tells us of God’s restoration plan, fulfilled through our Saviour Jesus, with the promise of a fully restored relationship in an eternal new Eden creation. From creation to fall, redemption to new creation – this is the story of Scripture in four phases. Find out more.

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