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Staff

Our dedicated staff team is a unique blend of qualified teachers and outdoor instructors. This means that our activities are adventurous, educational and can be designed to meet different learning objectives.

Alex Brooks-Johnson

Chief Executive

AlexBrooksJohnson I believe the learning and experience provided by adventure cannot be replicated.  Adventures can be life-changing to some children and young people and Wide Horizons exists to ensure as many as possible get the opportunity to experience those adventures as possible.

At Wide Horizons we understand the value of adventure, and the role it has to play in the personal and educational development of children and young people.  I’m encouraged by the amount of like-minded people and organisations I meet who agree.  Adventure can mean different things to different children, and we fully support that concept through the delivery of a wide range of adventure to children from the ages of two right up to young adults.

I grew up on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall with as much green space, wildlife and nature around me as is possible in England.  I had the freedom to explore what seemed to be an endless wilderness with one adventure after another and whilst I probably took it for granted at the time, in retrospect I think I was very fortunate. Did it make a difference to my life?  I’m sure it did, I’ve certainly been on my fair share of adventures since then and am also convinced of the benefits to personal development having seen the impact of adventure on children and young people.

Having spent time in international, national and regional charities (always with as much time outdoors as I can get away with) I’m really clear about what we need to do as an organisation to ensure that Adventure Learning is as universally accessible as possible, helping parents with funding wherever we can and ensuring that schools and other groups invest in providing meaningful adventures to their children and young people.

I hope you enjoy this website and find it useful and inspiring; if you have any feedback, would like to find out more about Wide Horizons work or are interested in being part of what we do, please get in touch with me or follow us on Twitter.

John Russell

Chair of Trustees

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I am honored to be Chair of Wide Horizons trustee board. As a child I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit outdoor centres throughout my education and it changed my life for the better. Throughout my career I have worked as a councillor for London and have seen the positive impact that Wide Horizons’ work can have on children and young people in London.

I would like to thank the following people who make up our trustee board; Chris May, Toby Farmer, Paul Hardisty, Colin Simonds, Graham Agnew, Kitty Warnock, Peter Brooks and Sarah Chapman.