Children love stories and “Open the Book” is way of presenting and exploring the stories from the Bible in primary school assemblies that are lively, engaging, informative and fun. From the grand Old Testament stories of Noah, Abraham, Moses and Daniel, to the life of Jesus and the parables he taught, our team of church volunteers bring these stories alive using drama, mime, props and costumes. Children and teachers also enjoy joining in the action, and together we discover the relevance and significance of God’s Word in the Bible to our everyday life.
Currently the “Open the Book” team go into all three of the primary schools in our parish fortnightly on a Tuesday morning.
To find our more about "Open the Book" click here to watch a video from the Bible Society and hear from pupils, teachers and church volunteers.
The three primary schools in the Parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale are:
Mottram Primary School
Mottram School is a Church of England ‘voluntary aided school’ where Christian values and teaching underpin all aspects of school life. Seven of the twelve governors are Foundation Governors appointed by the church, including our vicar James. We are building an ever closer relationship with the school, which is just across the road from the church, and the children often use the church for special services and curriculum activities.
Broadbottom Primary School
Broadbottom School is a Church of England ‘voluntary controlled school’ which is proud to be a Christian school. Three of the twelve governors are Foundation Governors appointed by the church, one of which is our vicar James. One of their classes - Blue Class - is permanently resident in the Chapman Room in our Magdalene Centre, next door.
Arundale Primary School
Arundale School is an LEA ‘community school’ a fully inclusive school which aims to provide the best possible learning environment and opportunities for all its pupils. The “Open the Book” team stay in the school after the assembly and run a very popular lunchtime craft club, further exploring the Bible story.
Click here to visit the school website.