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.
You can read more about the project on the Bible Society’s Open the Book website.
You don’t need any special skills to be an Open the Book volunteer, just attendance at a training session which lasts just a day.
There Is a training session organised in Basingstoke on Saturday 19th September!
Who Should Attend ?
• Group from a church with an existing connection with a school which is considering Open the Book
• Group from a church with no existing school connection (BCEN is able to introduce you to a school)
• Individual potential volunteers (BCEN is able to introduce you to a team)
Details of the Open the Book training day in Basingstoke
Date: Saturday 19th September 2015 9.30-3.30
Venue: Christ Church Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8LT
Cost: Donations requested to cover the expenses of the OtB Training Team
Tea and coffee provided – please bring your own lunch