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Bookings Update – September 2020

Despite the current situation, globally, the Open Centre is still receiving booking enquiries for visits and sessions. This is wonderful news as it shows Religious Education is still very much on the agenda for schools! We are however remaining cautious regarding bookings as we are in uncharted territory. The safety … read more »

We are Open!

As of Monday 7th September 2020, the Open Centre reopened its door for business after a long break due to the Coronavirus. Even though our offices are open, we are working at a limited capacity with all our staff now being part time. Manager Sam has returned from her maternity … read more »

Closed for the Summer

Please note the Open Centre will be closed for the school holidays from 25th July to the 9th September. You can still email us on contact@derbyopencentre.org or leave us a message on our answer machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible upon our return. Have … read more »

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The Open Centre is closed for the Easter Break

Please note that the Open Centre will be closed during the Easter break –  from 12th April to 29th April. If you need to contact us during this time, please do so via our email – contact@derbyopencentre.org and when we return we shall respond accordingly.

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****************WE’RE HIRING!!!!!!***************

We are seeking to appoint a Administrative Assistant to expand our ever growing team at the Open Centre. The role has been created to help support the management team with the day to day administration tasks required of the organisation.  Applications for the post will close on Monday 18th March 2019 at … read more »

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Visit times for Places of Worship

Please be aware that our places of worship do not host our visits every day. They are open to Open Centre visits: Hindu Temple – Mon, Thurs and Fri (We avoid Tues due to a regular function but can sometimes fit in a small group after 11:15am) Mosque – Mon … read more »

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New Workshops

At the Open Centre we are always looking for new and exciting sessions we can provide for schools and organisations – many of which schools could not facilitate themselves. Many of our workshops arise from schools asking us to create something bespoke for their children. We often find then that … read more »

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

It has come to that time of year again, when the Open Centre starts to receive a flourish of bookings. As a result, dates for visits fill up quickly. If you are thinking of booking one of our faith trails, especially to the Hindu Temple, Sikh Gurdwara and Mosque please … read more »

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Feedback from schools – Autumn term 2017

FEEDBACK FROM SCHOOLS – SEPTEMBER 2017   “Fascinating to see a service in action.  Very knowledgeable guide.  Plenty of opportunity for children to ask questions.” (Hindu Temple) “Made Islam real.  Talked about life as a Muslim.  Made connections between religions.  Normalised and simplified the religion.  Dis-spelled media misconceptions which was … read more »

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Feedback from School Visits – June and July 2017

“The assembly was very clear and gave positive messages out to the children.  There was plenty for the children to think about and the host had good control of the children throughout, using various techniques to keep them focused.  It was perfect as a start to our knowledge and understanding … read more »

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