Who says? The new campaign calling time on negative perceptions

July 17th, 2019

Who says it’s not a real sport if you have to adapt it? Who says disabled people aren’t competitive? A new exciting campaign from Activity Alliance is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport and asks – who says? For far too long disabled people have faced misconceptions and presumptions on what […]

Hundreds of schoolchildren compete at county’s mini-Olympics

July 11th, 2019

The iconic Stoke Mandeville Stadium played host to more than 1,300 children on Thursday (4th July) as they competed for medals in the annual Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games. Dozens of schools from all over the county – from Wycombe to South Bucks, to Chiltern, Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes – took part in the event that gave […]

Uniting to give young people an active start in life

June 27th, 2019

At a time when society seems to be offering up so little hope to trigger the ambitions of today’s young, physical activity and sport continues to play an important if not vital role. At the latest Bucks and MK Sport and Activity Forum, Leap colleagues welcomed over 40 delegates to share learning and challenges around […]

Partner forum: Children and Young People (presenter resources)

June 27th, 2019

Children and Young People Partner Forum  Our recent partner forum, held on 19th June focused on how to encourage more young people to live active lifestyles now and in the future. We were delighted with the turnout of over 40 delegates all keen to hear about how we can work together to make active lives […]

Helping develop coaches who make the difference

June 19th, 2019

Coaching is a great way to express your passion for a sport, get actively involved instead of standing on the sidelines and help people of all ages in your community benefit from an active lifestyle. To support people in Bucks & MK who are interested in coaching, we have a coaching fund of up to […]

Rallying call for GPs across Bucks and MK to join parkrun on 1st June

May 16th, 2019

More than 1,000 GPs and practice staff across the country are expected to take part in a special parkrun event on Saturday 1 June 2019, which will celebrate the first birthday of the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative. More than 800 general practices have now signed up to be a ‘parkrun practice’; linking with their […]

Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active!

March 29th, 2019

Key findings from the new Sport England Active Lives Children research into attitudes to sport and physical activity were released last week. They outline 5 key findings that give us further insight into the attitudes of children and young people towards sport and physical activity. The research also shows: Girls are less likely to enjoy or […]

Partner forum: children and young people

March 29th, 2019

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 […]

Introducing Active Partnerships; the new name for CSPs

March 11th, 2019

You may know that at Leap we are part of a wider network of similar organisations, County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across England who work to improve the lives of local residents through physical activity and sport. Established as a nationwide network nearly 20 years ago, together we have become a significant part of the sport […]

The growth agenda: why physical activity and sport matters.

February 7th, 2019

Earlier this month Leap brought together a range a partners who we believe are critical in shaping and nurturing the infrastructure and landscape which will transform across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes over the coming decades. But why would an organisation focused on improving lives through physical activity and sport be interested in growth corridors, East-West […]