Monday, 20 July 2009

July 2009 Free Activity - Making a Robot

The July activity comes from

Dance Room Level 1

beginning primary edition
the first book in our New Dance Program
by Barbara Snook

Making a Robot

This is a great dance and movement activity

Students pretend that they are robots and move around the room to the provided music. They are invited to think and talk about their robot.

Dance Room Dance program from Bushfire Press. We have the music with all instructions and a pdf from the book to download. Enjoy!

Full colour book and four audio CDs.
Here is your dance and movement course for the year ready made, planned and ready to go!

Download the activity

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Up to 40% offer extended to July 31st

Purchase Music Room Book 5 @ A$180.00 (+GST) and get up to a 40% discount off Music Room Books 1-4.

Hurry - this offer is only available for Web orders before 31st July

More information here

Monday, 6 July 2009

An easier way to peruse school musicals

Bushfire Press began 20 years ago with the publication of Kids in Space and school musicals are still one of our great passions. We take great pride in providing quality shows that have been worked and reworked to make them as appealing and involving as possible to the students and as easy to use as possible for the production team.

Here's a bit of good news for teachers who are involved in the task of finding a suitable musical for their school's next production: We now have electronic perusal available for all of our titles.

You can peruse a large slab of the script, read the synopsis & production notes and check cast sizes, staging and costuming requirements etc ... and you can hear a sample (a minute or so) of all the songs. You can do this for all of our school musicals.

Go to

We have a Gilbert & Sullivan section, with Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and ... coming soon ... HMS Pinafore.

We have a 'Classics' section including adaptations of Shakespeare (A Kidsummer Night's Dream), Mark Twain (Masquerade, Kids in Camelot), Hans Christian Andersen (The Little Mermaid), Carlo Collodi (Pinocchio) and a Sindbad romp (Kids at Sea - our all-time best seller).

We have our 'Old Favourites' section, including Dangerkids, Superkids, Dragon Girl, Kids in Paradise and Kids in Space.

We have a couple of Christmas shows, including a modern re-telling of the Nativity (The Jazz Nativity) and a look at Christmas through the ages and across the lands (A Christmas Pageant).

And we have an 'Australiana' section, including Currawong Creek (an outback station run by bush animals) and The Billabong Prank (a comic look at how the legend of Waltzing Matilda might really have happened).

So jump online and have a look and a listen.
You can order online ... and you can always still order a perusal copy to be sent by snail mail.

Have a great show
See you next time

From the crowded desk of Mark Leehy,
Publisher at Bushfire Press