Tackling racism and inequality – Time for change

May 26th, 2021

    Leap is joining other Active Partnerships in committing to being an anti-racist organisation and tackling inequality. Today we are standing together for our #RacialEqualityCommitment. A year on from the death of George Floyd, Leap (Bucks and Milton Keynes Active Partnership) Director, Mark Ormerod gives a personal reflection on racial inequality and Leap’s journey […]

Being wise rather than smart might help your club, group or organisation recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 17th, 2021

Smart ~ having or showing a quick-witted intelligence. Wise ~ having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgement.   It feels good that restrictions have lifted slightly doesn’t it? Last week I took the opportunity to grab a coffee with a friend and we headed to a nearby park. As we enter the park, there’s […]

The Impact of Covid Restrictions on Adults in Later Life

May 14th, 2021

One in five adults in later life (approximately 2.3 million nationally, 23,500 in Bucks and MK) or 18% say they feel less steady on their feet than before the pandemic. Leap is working to address this by ensuring we have a range of fun, safe, appropriate and accessible activities. These sessions will support adults in […]

Ramadan: Fasting, Reflection, Physical Activity and Celebration

April 22nd, 2021

How much do you know about Ramadan? Two Leap colleagues, Shaba & Muhsin, give an insight into the holy month of Ramadan and share what it means to them and what difference it makes to their physical activity levels. Also included are some helpful tips for coaches, instructors, clubs and delivery partners.   We all […]

10,000 Home Wellbeing Packs on the way to residents

April 12th, 2021

The last year has been extremely difficult for everyone, perhaps even more so for adults in later life. An Age UK national survey found that over a quarter of older adults can’t walk as far as they used to and that 1 in 5 feel less steady on their feet. The loss of core strength, […]

Partner forum: Sport England new 10 year Strategy (presenter resources)

February 15th, 2021

This partner forum provided an opportunity to update all on the newly released Sport England 10 year strategy. With immediate focus on how we can help the physical activity and sport sector in Bucks and MK recover and reinvent ready to support the recovery of residents physical and emotional well-being from the impact of the […]

2021: The year of the sweet potatoes

February 5th, 2021

For me 2021 is turning into the year of the sweet potato, firstly because I did Veganuary earlier this year and learnt that a lot dishes incorporate sweet potatoes. I’m also reading James Kerr’s book ‘Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life’. One of my favourite parts so […]

Uniting the Movement

January 29th, 2021

On the 26th Jan 2021 amidst the challenges of a global pandemic which is paralysing much of life as we know it, Sport England launched its new 10 year strategy. The strategy titled ‘Uniting the Movement’ captures the feelings and frustrations of many people, those who love sport and activity (and simply cannot cope without […]

The floor is lava, creativity and why I’ve started carrying emergency confetti at all times… Just in case.

November 25th, 2020

For the last week or so, every weekday at around 8am, from the window of my apartment, I notice a parent on the school run carrying a young child under their arm like a rugby ball. For this parent it seems the game ‘the floor is lava’ is an absolute necessity to get their little’un […]

Guys, gals and non-binary pals, here’s what I’ve learned about gender (so far).

November 9th, 2020

In my 28-years on this planet so far, gender is not something I can remember having a conversation about regularly/ if ever before. This aspect of my life has always been simple for me because my sex, gender identity and sexual orientation fit within the traditional gender binary world. As I’m quickly learning though, gender […]