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Jubilee competition - Resources from The Bible Society

March 2022

Platinum Jubilee competition

To celebrate 70 years of service of Her Majesty the Queen, Open the Book would like to invite you to take part in our Platinum Jubilee competition.

Any primary age schoolchild can take part.

We would like you to use any Bible verse or story that talks about the importance of service as your inspiration to send us your best drawing, poem, comic or short story of no more than 500 words.

Here are a few ideas:

‘Each one, as a good manager of God's different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he has received from God’ (1 Peter 4.10).

‘There is more happiness in giving than in receiving’ (Acts 20.35).

‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served; he came to to serve’ (Mark 10.45).

‘And my Father will honour anyone who serves me’ (John 12.26).
How to enter

Submit entries by 5 pm on 29 April by emailing attachments to

Please include the name of the school, adult contact name and a phone number, and confirm that parental permission has been given.


From Easter to Pentecost - Resources from the Bible Society.

March 2022

Journey with us through Lent, Easter and Pentecost

This Easter season, journey with Jesus on his path to the cross and celebrate his resurrection. We have a host of resources to help you reflect and celebrate, including our new children’s Easter booklet The Greatest Miracle of All. This year you can choose resources that cover Lent, Easter and The In-between Time until Pentecost.


Little Liturgy for EYFS and Key Stage One

March 2022

The Mark 10 Mission want all children to experience the joy of the Gospel and know Jesus’ love for them. They have created ‘Little Liturgies’ for children in EYFS, KS1 and Children’s Liturgy at church. Each liturgy presents a simplified Gospel reading, a quick reflection, a prayer and a worship song.


National Youth Agency - Ukraine Crisis

March 2022

NYA (National Youth Agency) has put together a number of resources to help adults talk with children and young people about the situation in Ukraine.

There are also links on the website to resources for Understanding conflict from organisations such as the British Red Cross, Save the Children and Barnardo's.


Church of England Lent 2022: Family activities calendar

March 2022

Join us from 1 March to open a daily family activity on our Lent calendar as part of our Lent and Easter campaign, LiveLent: Embracing Justice