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.

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.

Open the Book Core Training - Wednesday 5th February

Martha Flavell (Open the Book Regional Training and Development Officer-North East) and Fiona Walton will be putting on an Open the Book Core Training Session in Sheffield on Wednesday 5th February from 10am – 3pm at St Columba’s Church, 503 Manchester Rd, Crosspool, Sheffield S10 5PL.  Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks and cake will be provided. (There is parking in surrounding streets).

RSVP to Fiona at

Core Training* - who is it for? 

  • Existing, registered Open the Book Storytellers who have not attended Open the Book Core Training in the past three years. 

  • New groups wanting to start an Open the Book team 

  • Someone wanting to join an existing Open the Book team 

  • Open the Book storytellers who haven’t yet been trained 

 (*Core Training was formerly known as “Initial Training” and “Refresher Training”).

We'd love to hear from you!

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Fiona: / 07812 855332


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