Open the Book is a project, run by the Bible Society, offering primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible, presented chronologically.
In our Benefice it is run by a small team of volunteers from both Methodist and Anglican Churches across the 3 villages. The stories are presented at Collective Worship in dramatised form, usually with children taking part. Each presentation takes about 10 minutes and can stand alone or be part of a wider school assembly. We have been an active group for 18 months and have covered the stories of Creation, Joseph, Moses and at the end of last term Samuel. The most popular story was the crossing of the Red Sea as it involved lots of children! They really enjoy taking part!
We visit Birstwith, Hampsthwaite and Killinghall schools twice each term and are made very welcome by both staff and pupils.
If you would like to find out more about Open the Book or wish to join our team feel free to contact me.