Open the Book is a national scheme for school assemblies produced by the bible society. Bible stories are brought to life through dramatised story telling each with a child-friendly message relating to every day life and a complementary prayer. All assemblies involve child participation and those children taking part receive Open the Book stickers.

Open the Book is delivered in the 4 West Wight Schools by two teams of volunteers from the West Wight churches. Christ Church has members in both teams. Team A visits Yarmouth and Shalfleet, Team B visits All Saints Freshwater and St Saviour Totland. In all 4 schools we are welcomed with open arms and team members are greeted with waves and smiles when spotted out and about in West Wight.

Both teams rehearse at Colwell Baptist Church Hall and are props are stored there. If you are interested in joining one of the teams or in helping to make props and costumes please message this website and we’ll put you in touch with the appropriate person. You can find out more about the scheme at https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/open-the-book

A few photos to give you an idea of what we do (for safeguarding reasons, none with children included):