Open the Book is a Bible Society project enabling pupils to hear stories from the Bible in school in their primary years. It is a free service given to each school by a team of volunteers from local churches who present the stories during collective Worship. The West Dartmoor Mission Community team has seven members who plan and present Bible stories to pupils at Lady Modiford’s School in Walkhampton and Meavy School. The presentation involves an introduction, a story-telling including acting out with some of the children involved, a conclusion and prayers. The presentation is supported with PowerPoint visual aids and an “Open the Book” song.
During the Lockdown visiting schools has not been possible but the team have been remembering pupils, staff and their families in their thoughts and prayers. Staff were informed of a free weekly Bible Story video with Bob Hartman on the Bible Society website that they could watch with pupils who were attending school before the summer break.
The Bible Society Minecraft Bible Story Competition has also been advertised on the Mission Community website.
For the new term, the OTB team will be exploring ways of presenting the stories remotely using technology for the schools to access.