Children love stories – especially Bible stories when they’re interactive, engaging and fun.
That’s what Open the Book is all about. Teams of between four and eight storytellers tell Bible stories in primary schools – using drama,
props and costumes – to bring the stories to life. Whether it’s as simple
as a tunic for a child to wear or a large-scale boat, the props make all
Open the Book teams are made up of members of the local church, or from several churches working in partnership, who go into the primary school to deliver a 10-minute scripted Bible Story assembly from an extensive rolling programme of stories.
Currently hundreds of thousands of children are hearing Bible stories
regularly and in our benefice, we will be starting in September. We currently have agreements with the Primary Schools in Monk Fryston and Burton Salmon and will be talking to South Milford in the new term.
Can you help?
We already a team of over a dozen people in the benefice but you can still get involved, chat with your Rev David.
The bigger our Open the Book team, the bigger the impact we can have!
There are currently over 15,000 volunteer storytellers across the
UK going into schools, building relationships with staff and bringing
the Bible to life in exciting ways to hundreds of thousands of children
each year. They’re doing a magnificent job, and we’re on the lookout for more.
For more details go Bible Society website www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/open-the-book