This year we are going to do something new for assemblies in Folly Hill School and Badshot Lea Village School – we are using a resource called “Open the Book”. OPEN THE BOOK offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible in an interactive and enjoyable way during assembly times. Teams of Christians from local churches tell the stories in a 10-15 minute presentation. This can be incorporated into a wider school assembly, or stand alone.
All the Year One stories are taken from The Lion Storyteller Bible written by Bob Hartman, and give an overview of the Bible from Creation to the Ascension. OPEN THE BOOK fulfils OFSTED requirements for Collective Worship.
We are hoping that this will be an ecumenical endeavour with all the local churches involved. So far we have done the training and it has been both tremendous fun and also helped us understand the Bible Stories in different and deeper ways.
If you would like to know more, please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.