Open the Book
Open the Book has a vision of 'bringing the Bible to life for every child in every primary school'.
Open the Book (OtB) is part of the Bible Society. It offers a three-year programme of ten minute dramatised Bible stories for use in school assemblies. They are great fun to watch and to be part of!
CaSS's Fiona Walton has trained with Open the Book and CaSS has run two hour starter sessions in Deepcar, Mosborough, Grenoside, Beauchief, Woodseats, Crosspool, Ecclesall, Bents Green and Porter Croft leading to groups starting in schools in most of those places as well as in Oughtibridge, Lodge Moor and Totley. 17 Sheffield schools have experienced Open the Book groups as a result of CaSS training. Groups have been formed by parents, prayer groups, single/groups of churches and involve everyone from youth workers to grandparents.
During the pandemic, Open the Book have created video assemblies for teachers wanting to use ready made assemblies, or for OtB teams to keep in touch with schools. A document with links to all of the videos can be viewed or downloaded here. Most of the videos feature Bob Hartman, author of The Lion Storyteller Bible, telling the story part of a session but there are also two OtB teams re-telling a story on a video call.
Fiona has written a prayer for you to use to pray for your OtB school:
CaSS would love to see more schools enjoying Open the Book – email us to book a free, no obligation, fun, find-out taster session.
To find out more about OtB see their website.