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Liz Kendall MP shares an adventure with kids at Wide Horizons

Liz KendallLabour leadership candidate, Liz Kendall MP, visited Wide Horizons’ Environment Centre in Eltham today as part of her campaign to become the leader of her party.
Liz was keen to understand the link between adventure and education, and was particularly interested in how Wide Horizons are linking adventure with curriculum subjects to help children learn, and spent time with a group of 11 year olds from Lewisham.

Alex Brooks Johnson, CEO at Wide Horizons commented, “Liz is really passionate about the education of disadvantaged children and was impressed with how we’re using the environment and adventure to deliver some real education to 41,000 children every year” He added, “It was great to see how well Liz interacted with the children here today and in particular helping one young girl with her fire lighting skills’.

Liz pledged to ensure she would do all she could to protect and support the important services that organisations like Wide Horizons provide, recognising the importance of adventures on the education of pupils and the importance of maintaining a provision for disadvantaged children.

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