My name is Bradley Cummings I’m the Director of Somerville and I grew up in the local area as a young child and spent most of my evenings and weekends attending the adventure playground. I initially became involved with Somerville again in my adult life as volunteer almost 14 years ago as I wanted to give something back to my community. I then applied for a youth work position 2 years after and studied to become a qualified youth and play worker. I worked with some of the most vulnerable young people who attended, this was a big challenge for me, but I really enjoyed supporting them and seeing the young people progress and develop into mature responsible individuals. 

Somerville has always been a special place in my heart, it was where I gained vital life skills, had opportunities to explore the outdoor environment through the various residential and the day to day activities. I learnt to understand my own capabilities and stretch myself to different limits. Somerville has been instrumental in making me the person I am today and the skills that I have gained will serve me for the rest of my life.   

I’m extremely pleased to be able to bring what I have learnt to support the children and young people that use Somerville and am passionate about supporting them through removing barriers and providing opportunities for them to reach their full potentials. 

I really enjoy travelling, socialising with friends and family and watching films and productions.