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Open the Book

Open the Book (OtB) is an exciting storytelling project where Bible stories are shared with children in a way that is fun, interactive and memorable. As invited guests in school, storytelling teams use the Open the Book programme to prepare and present a 10–15-minute scripted Bible story to a school assembly, involving the children as much as possible.

Storytelling teams are made up of trained and safely recruited volunteers from local churches and organisations, who sign up as members and follow the Open the Book Code of Practice.

Confused about membership? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions – visit our FAQs

Open the Book

Sharing Bible stories with children everywhere, through the power of storytelling.

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A Bible story well told has the power to spark the imagination, inspire exploration, give hope, create a smile, teach important lessons and connect generations.

More about Open the Book

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Get more information in our General Information leaflet

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Find a Team near me

Are you keen to link up with Open the Book in your area? Use our search map to see which churches are connected with an Open the Book team, visit their website and then contact them directly. 

Team changes or new schools?

We need to keep our Storyteller list up to date. If your team has had any changes or if you are going into another school please let us know by completing the Team Changes or Additional School form. 

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The aim of Open the Book is to equip people to share Bible stories with children in an accessible and enjoyable way for those of all faiths and none, and to tell Bible stories in ways that enable children to engage imaginatively with the text.

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