‘Open the Book’ – School children visit Mill House

On 2nd of November, residents at Mill House in Chipping Campden were visited by schoolchildren  from the local St James’ and Ebrington C. of E. Primary School and were accompanied by Rose Bishop, Bridget and Mrs Jones.

Lunch was served earlier so residents could be all ready for the performance and the buzz of anticipation was in the air for everyone here. The children arrived on time in their lovely costumes and the residents all watched a performance that the children had been working hard on all term. The play they performed was from the Old Testament, Adam and Eve.

The children wrote all the dialogues on their own so all the play was arranged by the children from beginning to end. They performed beautifully; everyone watched with rapt attention, listened and were so quiet and focused.

The performance didn’t last longer than 15 minutes but the amount of work and engagement the children put in the play was incredible. St. James’ school teacher promised they will come back with a new story every term, which was great news!

After the play, we all prayed together and then children had a chance to talk to our residents who thanked them for such a wonderful play. Drinks and biscuits were prepared for the children to thank them for such a lovely afternoon. Our residents were absolutely delighted to meet and talk to them and cannot wait to see the next ”Open the Book” play.

‘Open the Book’ began in 1999 and since then thousands of school children have discovered Bible stories, during assembly and collective worship. Today, so many children could miss out on the great classic stories from the Bible – Noah, Daniel and the life of Jesus could be closed chapters if youngsters don’t get an opportunity to engage with the Bible. This is why Open the Book is so important.

More importantly, it was great for our residents to engage with the local schoolchildren. Even though generations may divide them, they are still able to interact and learn from each other. The pleasure this visit gave to our residents and team was visible for all to see on their faces as well as on the children’s faces too. We are so looking forward to their next visit.

If you would like to find out more about life at Mill House, please contact us on 0808 223 5524 or via email manager.millhouse@CaringHomes.org.

Mill House

Home Manager

Maggie Spooner


Sheep Street,
Chipping Campden,
GL55 6DR

0808 223 5524
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