Broaden out their horizons was founded by two experienced teachers - Linda Quinn and Martha Braggins - with a passion for empowering young people around the world.

Linda Quinn

Linda is pictured here with her host family during her participation in the Global Teachers Programme in 2005 when she worked on a voluntary basis at Magoba JSS in the Eastern Cape. This experience lead to the partnership between Linda’s then school Elizabeth Garrett Anderson in Islington and Magoba JSS which was the inspiration behind BOTH’s founding aims. Linda was the lead teacher on BOTH’s first two exchange projects. Linda now works in Hackney as an Assistant Headteacher at New Regent’s College.

Martha Braggins

Martha Braggins is Deputy Headteacher at The Urswick School in Hackney. Her belief in the need to nurture a socially responsible, outward looking student body has long been fundamental to her work and she is pictured here on a visit to Rome with 6th form students. She has been very pleased to see BOTH now working in partnership with The Urswick School on the third exchange project.

Our Patron

Helena Bonham Carter is the founding patron of broaden out their horizons.  

"I am very excited to be part of something that aims to give young people around the world the opportunity not only to share what they have in common with each other, but also to learn from their differences."