Partner forum: children and young people

Children and young people

Following the release of the Sport England Active Lives Children research, we’ve chosen to focus our next partner forum on how to encourage more young people to live active lifestyles.

We’ve gathered a range of local and national speakers to share knowledge, good practice and ideas. Concentrating on how to address the daily requirement for 30 minutes of activity outside of school, this forum will start the conversation.


Wednesday 19th June
The Diamond Room, The Gateway

Click here to view a pdf copy of the agenda.

11am Networking and refreshments

11:15am Welcome and introductions (Mark Ormerod – Director, Leap)
Who’s in the room and why helping children and young people lead active lifestyles is a strategic priority for Leap.

11:25am Active Lives and the 30-30 engagement (Jayne Molyneux – Director for children and young people, Sport England)
An overview of the Active Lives Data nationally and for Bucks and MK and how a better understanding of children and young peoples attitudes to physical activity and sport can help shape delivery in Bucks and MK. With particular focus on the 30 minutes outside of school.

11:50am Emotional well-being and physical activity  (April Brett – Public Health Principle, Bucks Public Health Team)
What are the mental health challenges affecting young people in Bucks? How can we use physical activity and sport to help support children and young people to be more resilient, happier and emotionally healthier?

12:15pm Community integration and physical activity (James Gregory – Street Games / All People Active)
Practical examples of how you can use physical activity and sport to bring young people together, keep them connected, happier and healthier.

12:25pm Group speed dating – 10 minutes each (Sue Imbriano – Chair of Leap)
We have invited 8-10 partners to join us and share their work engaging with children and young people in or near Bucks and MK. You’ll have the opportunity to meet in small groups with at least three of the partners and take the best bits that will work for you from their delivery.

1:10pm Close and round up (Mark Ormerod – Director, Leap)
Lunch and networking


Click the link below to book your space on the forum.

Leap partner forum (June)




Optional afternoon workshop

2pm – 4:30pm Time to change workshop

This workshop is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list, or enquire about future dates please contact

Training session which aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to support young people to understand mental health stigma and discrimination.

The training also includes access to time to change resources and activities throughout the year for your school or youth group to participate in.

To book your attendance at the time to change workshop please click here and if you have questions email the time to change team

This workshop is delivered by time to change and is subject to their terms and conditions.