Open the Book is a joint venture between all three churches of Hook: St. John's Church, Life Church and Sacred Heart Church. Enthusiastic Open the Book volunteers visit Hook Infant School most weeks to tell Bible stories by acting them out with narration.
Simple props and costumes help to bring the stories in the Bible alive for the children during their collective worship assemblies, which are more informally known to the children as their "Friends Assembly"
The children are able to participate in Open the Book most weeks, whether that's with a few children playing a part in the story, forming part of a crowd, or everyone joining in with the actions that accompany the story.
At the end of the Open the Book assembly, the children take a moment to reflect on the message of the story and are invited to say a simple prayer at the end if they would like.