Open the Book

The benefice Open the Book team  started in Sept 2017 at North Elmham school.  At first the children were a little reserved, but now enjoy the sessions and are totally responsive to the stories.  We began with the story of Creation, followed two weeks later with A Sad Day (Adam and Eve being disobedient) and  'God's Promise'  which of course was Noah's Ark.

The children love dressing up, and taking part in the actions or 'shout' outs suggested in the book.  The two monitors who prepare the hall choose a song appropriate to the story (Who put the colours in the rainbow for Noah's Ark) and  are wonderful at providing chairs for those of us with creaky limbs! 

We are fortunate to have Colin and James from Foulsham Baptist Church on the team who are always willing to make props for us.   It would be wonderful to have more people available to take part and be able to offer this wonderful project in our other schools. 

The sessions are fortnightly on a Monday morning at 9.30am and the alternate Mondays are rehearsal at 10am  at Holy Innocents, Foulsham.  It takes about one hour of our time per week.

We would welcome anyone to come along and see what we actually do, or come and watch our next involvement at the school to give an idea of how much fun it is and how little time it takes.  Contact Eunice on stibbardchurch@btinternet.com or ring 01328 855665 for dates of school sessions or rehearsals.


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