The National Trust for Scotland
Carol Culzean Castle. The purpose of the Storyline was to help bring each of the fascinating properties alive to learners and link them closely to the key principles of learning and teaching in Curriculum for Excellence and the Storyline Approach. Carol said ‘It was a real privilege for me to be able to visit, meet and work with so many knowledgeable people who care so passionately about their particular property and the wonderful history associated with it. In the case of Bannockburn, it was very exciting to see how the use of technology is helping create such wonderful experiences for all who visit’.

NEW STORYLINE ANTHOLOGY-Teaching through Stories Renewing the Scottish Storyline Approach in Teacher Education - Kristine Høeg Karlsen, Margaretha Häggström (editors) (December 2020) Waxmann: Germany

Carol has contributed chapter 14: The Importance of Effective Questioning on Learning Processes in a Storyline

Link to this exciting, important, new Storyline Anthology (December 2020) www.waxmann.com/buch3986&L=1

This book comes "highly recommended" in a review by NAWE National Association of Writers in Education ( Spring issue 83,2021).

KEYNOTE  - Carol presented via webinar at  Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey, April 2021. Carol invited as guest speaker - Thessaly University Greece 2021 and the 8th International Storyline Conference, Gothenburg, March 2022.

STORYLINE EVENT - 8th International Storyline Conference March 25-27,2022 Gothenburg https://storyline.education/outputs/conference-in-gothenburg


Carol was commissioned (January 2020) to write the Storyline to accompany an inspirational booklet, Into the Wildwoods about the Mesolithic period. Key themes are archaeology, sustainability, environment and ecosystems.


Carol was invited by Joyce Gilbert to write Storyline materials for the ‘Rewilding the Highlands’ project organised by the conservation charity Trees for Life. The project involved around 300 pupils in Cannich, Balnain, Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus and Invergarry. The schools were learning, first-hand about native woodlands and rewilding through an exciting new project that combined storytelling, folklore, history, geography, poetry, art and craft and song.

"This is an exciting collaboration in which teachers and pupils are working together to discover more about our precious native woodlands and the importance of restoring Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest".


In October 2019, Carol delivered a 2-day Storyline Workshop to all staff on the theme of sustainability.


Carol was invited, in November 2018, to work with lecturers from a wide range of faculties including Biology, Languages, Arts, Mathematics and Additional Support Need and Initial Teacher Education. They attended training on the Storyline Approach.
In January 2019, Carol worked with colleagues on their Storyline development on Sustainability and worked with another faculty on a new Storyline for mature students involving digital technology. The University now use the Storyline Manual, written by Carol, to support their Storyline course programme and assignments. In September 2019, Carol delivered a joint Storyline Workshop to University lecturers and teachers from surrounding schools.  The workshops were designed to 'Develop the Story' and 'Develop Effective Questioning.' Carol has been invited to contribute to chapters in 3 Storyline books for teachers in collaboration with colleagues from Norway, Sweden and Finland. 2021-2023.

RIMROSE HOPE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL, Liverpool: Carol delivered a 2 day workshop on The Storyline approach. January 2022.

Hopeman Primary School, Hopeman, Moray, Scotland: invited to deliver after school CLPL and 1day Storyline training. September 2022.

SEIC South East Improvement Collaborative - Carol has been working with Leanne Stewart QIO and Charlotte Bennett Creative Learning officer to deliver online Storyline workshops to 12 schools across 5 Education Councils in Scotland January to June 2022.

“This was one of the best learning opportunities I have engaged in over the past few years. It had a noticeable impact on engagement, my children's writing skills and ability to work as part of a team.

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending all staff to attend this course. Collaborative storyline is Curriculum for excellence!”

 “The pupils were so engaged with their learning that there was no disruption with poor behaviour. There were opportunities for pupil voice throughout as well as holistic assessment and collaborative writing.”

“(this project has had a big) impact on our children but I feel more motivated as a practitioner adopting this approach too. To me, this is what teaching is about - seeing children so engaged in their learning! I am proud of what my children have been able to achieve too (beyond my expectation).”

 Author for chapters of Norwegian Storyline Anthology 2022-2023 Østfold University.

Chairperson of the International Storyline Leadership Group October 2022.

Commissioned to write Storyline and deliver workshops for The Great Tapestry of Scotland (2023).

Strathclyde University Children and Young People's Sustainability Network and Creative Cafe 2024 with Storyline in Scotland colleagues, Storyline Presentation and Workshop. 

ABERFOYLE PRIMARY SCHOOL, SCOTLAND When Carol became Headteacher, none of the staff were familiar with the Storyline Approach. As a teaching Headteacher, Carol used her own early years class to demonstrate and model the approach. Colleagues attended regular staff development sessions and gradually every teacher implemented the approach in their classroom.

The nursery and school developed a Storyline partner project linking early years experiences and outcomes.
The school gained an enviable reputation for hosting colleagues from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
In addition, the school also developed a training programme for the Storyline Approach and trained student teachers and teachers from Denmark and the Faroe Islands.
Aberfoyle Primary School

Here are some of the Schools, Universities and Organisations that Carol has done work for in recent times.        

Aberfoyle Primary School, Scotland        Rimrose Hope C of E Primary School (2022)
Gartmore Primary School                      Hopeman Primary School, Moray (2022)
Stirling University                              SEIC South East Improvement Collaborative (2021/22)
Varnæs Skole, Denmark                        Gothenburg University, Sweden (2022)
Shoshone Elementary, USA
Gemeinschaftsschule Friedrichsort, Germany         The Great Tapestry of Scotland (2023)   
Strathclyde University Children and Young People's Sustainability Network and Creative Cafe 2024
Gartconner Primary School, Scotland
Østfold University College, Norway
Historic Environment Scotland
Stirling Council
The Battle of Bannockburn
Trees for Life
The National Trust for Scotland
Forestry and land Scotland
Backatorpsskolan, Sweden
Keynote presentations - 2021 Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey, Thessaly University, Greece, 2022 Gothenburg University, Sweden.