Useful Links

Nicholas Allan

Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books. Primary workshops involve drawing, writing, magic and storytelling. Also available is the book Jesus' Christmas Party, a bestseller for twenty years. A musical for schools of the book can be found on


Roger Parsley

This website provides descriptions of each of Roger Parsley’s adaptations, plays and musicals, together with their production history. Under each title you will find contact details for the appropriate publisher, together with information on how to obtain scripts.

John Houghton

John Houghton is the author of the books in 'The Oswain Tales' series, which includes 'Hagbane's Doom'.


Sandra Horn

Here are some samples of the activities I can offer in schools: in general, I try to bring the books to life for the children by using pictures, songs, objects (as inspirations for stories) and anecdotes about how my stories came to be written and turned into books. My first picture book was 'Tattybogle' - the story of a happy scarecrow. It has now been made into a musical for schools, by Ruth Kenward at Starshine Music!



Barefoot Books

We wanted bright, colourful books with wonderful art and captivating stories we could share as a family. We wanted rhyming rhymes, sing-along songs, and dance-along dances. We wanted tales that celebrated exotic places, magical creatures, and the wisdom of other traditions. Most of all, we wanted beautiful books that would capture the imagination, spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and instil a respect for the diversity of the planet and for the earth itself.


Ocarina Workshop

Ocarina Workshop first introduced ocarinas to UK schools in 1983. Since then, thousands of children and teachers have discovered the joy of making music together: Music for Every Child and Every Teacher™ is our promise.



Teacherhorizons is the online gateway to international teaching. The Teacherhorizons philosophy is to transform teaching by empowering inspirational teachers to access in-depth information on teaching abroad, compare international schools and provide opportunities to match teachers with schools. Teacherhorizons’ mission is to help teachers find their ideal job both from a professional and personal perspective, be it in a thriving metropolis of Brazil, a Swiss mountain resort or next to the beautiful beaches of Thailand. Visit their website for more information.



Daniel Bath - Muslim Music

Recently I have become best known as a choir director after one of my choirs, that of Parkinson Lane School, Halifax, caused a bit of a stir by getting into the final of the B.B.C. Songs of Praise School Choirs competition and being the first ever to sing Islamic song and on the programme.


Sue Nicholls

I am a freelance music education consultant delivering music courses for teachers and practitioners working at FS, KS1 and KS2, as well as leading school-based projects with children. I also work with primary PGCE & BA QTS students at two universities.



Robin Hood Society

The World Wide Robin Hood Society is based in Sherwood, Nottingham, England. You have found the right site if you are looking for any Robin Hood related goods. From Robin Hood books and stories, Robin Hood related toys, pewter statues, collectables and even Robin Hood bow and arrow sets, hats, cowls, fleeces and other clothes to to a wealth of information and research material regarding Robin Hood and the Legend.


Schools Music Association

The Schools Music Association of Great Britain (SMA) is recognised as a national voice for music in education. We provide practical CPD through our Annual Conference and one-day courses for teachers, as well as music-making opportunities in festivals for children and their teachers. We also provide MUSICWorld, a termly resources magazine for members, and our website features a database of adjudicators, workshop presenters and local festivals.


TES Resources

TES Resources - the space for teachers to share free learning materials including lesson plans, activities, games, teaching ideas and worksheets. Upload, adapt, edit and download classroom resources today.


The Quicken Trust

The Quicken Trust is a Sussex-based charity which is transforming the lives of thousands of people in a village in Uganda. By 1999, Kabubbu had been ravaged by AIDS and malaria. Hundreds of children were orphaned. It was a place of destitution and despair. In just over 13 years, Quicken, helped by supporters including Starshine Music*, has built two schools, a health centre and a library. Dozens of community projects have been funded; hundreds of children have been sponsored through school. The first youngsters to be helped are now going to university or into vocational training - and achieving goals unimaginable a few years ago. * See the video on 'The Button Box' Enhanced CD.