Joy Austin has written a trilogy called "The Green Family", featuring the adventures of Sam Tom and Rosie Green and their parents in a trio of musicals, each composed of four scenes and four songs. Each song, sung at the end of a scene, is based on the same vocabulary as the spoken words. Two of these musicals have already been performed in public, and one of them is the basis for a teaching method at present.

As a teacher for the nationwide French Association "Relais Mini-Schools", Joy Austin writes musicals for the children in her groups.
These end of year shows are the moment when the parents can see the progress their children have made in English. It has to be said that for some of them, their child has got a better accent than they have........

A performance on stage in front of the parents in a real theatre has been the highlight of the Mini-schools year since 2008.