Toensberg, situated to the southwest of Oslo, used to be a whaling harbour. The penguin sculpture, which decorates the harbour walk, is a reminder of the town’s link with the Antarctic. This attractive seaport has now become a centre for Storyline education. A very active team led by Liv Torunn Eik and Knut Rune Olsen of Vestfold College of Education, organised a morning conference for 150 students and teachers on Wednesday 18th September 2002. On the afternoon of the same day the Norwegian Network of Storyline Teachers (Silver Circle) started a two-day seminar to share their experiences of working with this strategy. This event was organised by the same team together with Knut Aage Teigen of Ringstabekk school in Oslo. Steve Bell was delighted to be invited to speak to both groups.