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We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) for their Horizons Magazine.  We will be writing a mini-series of ideas using the outdoor learning pedagogy of the Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach for all seasons.  Spring is out and you can download this now! For more issues click here.

More about Horizon

Uncover new ways to develop good practice

Horizons is a quarterly publication which shares good practice articles written by Outdoor Learning professionals, for Outdoor Learning professionals.

Whether you are new, or a veteran member of our community, there’s something for everyone: inspiration for new approaches; reflections on practice; the latest research and news; resource recommendations; guidance for personal and organisation development, plus much more.

Professional development in Outdoor Learning

Horizons supports your professional development, as well as the development of your teams and organisations in four key ways

  1. Every issue provides numerous opportunities to reflect, learn and to be inspired.
  2. You can call on archive copies of Horizons for specific training or learning needs. Want to see how you or your team match up to the Outdoor professional profile? Read issue 85. Want to try some urban outdoor learning? Read issue 83.
  3. Writing articles for Horizons is an important part of continuing professional development; it demonstrates independent thought, generosity in knowledge sharing and a commitment to the ongoing development of Outdoor Learning.
  4. Horizons can help you build your network. Writing is a great way to raise your profile and reach across the sector, whilst responding to author callouts for support, questions and other opportunities to get involved can initiate some great conversations.

How to get involved

There are several ways to get involved with Horizons: influence the future of Outdoor Learning by writing an article; reach our specialist audience through advertising; subscribe to Horizons to continue your professional development; search our archives to rediscover good practices from previous issues.

For more of What the IOL offers for outdoor learning in schools splash this way. 


Remember you can also train as a Muddy Puddle Teacher! We have FREE Outdoor Learning Courses and FREE Outdoor Learning Resources. The Muddy Puddle Teacher is the new way to do outdoor learning.  Join us and become part of a forward thinking world of teaching where children love to come to school and teachers skip right in! 


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My Wild Easter Activity Book

My Wild Easter Activity Book

What does this resource include? 6 x outdoor activities  1 x pack per child How can I use this resource?  Use My Wild Easter Activity Book to take your Easter activities outdoors using playful ways to help children engage with nature.  What are the curriculum links?...

My Wildest Wild Book

My Wildest Wild Book

What does this resource include? 6 x full-page art activities  1 x Book per child How can I use this resource?  Use 'My Wildest Wild Book' to take your learning of wild animals outside using natural items, connecting children closer with nature.  What are the...

My Wild Spring Book

My Wild Spring Book

What does this resource include? 6 x Art Activities using natural materials, completed outdoors.  1 x Book per child How can I use this resource?  Use My Wild Spring Book to take art activities outside using natural and sustainable resources. Connect children back...

My Wild Easter Book

My Wild Easter Book

What does this resource include? 6 x Outdoor Art Activities 1 x book per child How can I use this resource?  Use My Wild Easter Book to take your easter arts and crafts outdoors.  There are six activities for each child to do, such as using natural resources to be...