The management teams from 12 schools in the Farsta District of Stockholm spent these two days together on a workshop course exploring the qualities and values involved in providing an exciting, challenging and successful school. The course followed the pattern of a Storyline Topic and was presented by Mait Adegard, a project leader working for Farsta Council. This course was part of a series of events designed to raise awareness in the qualities of the participating schools. Future courses will concentrate on ways in which the schools can communicate effectively with their communities. Inger Norman, director of education and Lars Lindgren, assistant director are responsible for administering the plan and see this as an effective programme to assist schools to ‘speak for themselves’. Steve Bell has been invited to act as a consultant and presenter.