Working in Local Schools
Open the Book
When: Term Time
Where: Primary School Assemblies
Chew Magna Baptist Church each week are actively involved with local primary schools (Chew Magna, Bishop Sutton, Stanton Drew and Ubley primary's).
We work in partnership with other local churches (St. Andrews) to deliver Open the book.
Open the Book is an exciting way to share stories from the Bible through drama. We are also involved in delivering philosophy and ethics classes to year 6 children and lunchtime Bible clubs to all children. We have special 'services' ie collective worship for harvest and Christmas and are involved in helping children in the difficult transition from primary to secondary school, by giving away copies of 'It's your move'- a useful transition resource from Scripture Union.
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.