Open The Book 24th January 2020

The LENGTHS some people go to!

Thank you to our amazing Open The Book team. They find creative way to bring Bible stories to life, with props, ad libs and moments of audience participation to delight our weekly gatherings of children, staff, parents and friends. In this picture, Sue Devine has transformed governor Peter Hall into the Philistine’s ‘Champion’ Goliath.

Facing him in single combat was ‘Young’ David, played by a Year 1 pupil. A single stone from David’s sling hit Goliath in the center of his forehead, and ended the threat to teh Israelites. The story signified King Saul’s unfitness to rule, as Saul himself should have fought for Israel. The phrase “Daid and Goliath” has taken on a more popular meaning, denoting an underdog situation, a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent faces a much bigger, stronger adversary.