Ashbourne Open the Book team began visiting one school in September 2006, on a fortnightly basis. At that time there were just three of us. Over time, we took on two more schools, and extra team members.
Our visits had to cease during lockdown, but we now have four schools where we share the Bible stories three times a term.
We use costumes and mime, puppets and pictures, to illustrate the Bible stories; some very familiar and others which teachers have told us they have never heard before. We try to encourage the children to interact with the stories, as this helps them to remember what they have seen and heard.