Looking after your mental health during lock down.

May 15th, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has meant plans, resolutions and arrangements for 2020 have been thrown out of the window. Replaced by concerns for our physical health, food supplies, livelihoods and the education of our children and young people. But what about our mental health? With increasing levels of poor mental well being in normal times, consideration […]

The School Games helps pupils across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes stay active

April 22nd, 2020

The School Games is an annual calendar of competitive sport that provides young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. With schools closed and face to face competitions postponed or cancelled the local network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) together with Leap, the Active Partnership for Bucks and MK, are working […]

Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games Final Cancelled

April 2nd, 2020

It is with huge regret that we have taken the decision to cancel this years Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games Final. Since 2012 the young people of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes have enjoyed the experience of coming together for the largest school sport festival in the county.   Some 100,000+ young people have been […]

Move for your health

March 26th, 2020

Move for your health With another national lockdown period, it has never been more important for us all to look after our own, our families and our friends physical and emotional wellbeing. The single best way to do this, is to be active and talk to each other daily, we all have a great opportunity […]

Boosting Participation with Great Coaching Skills

March 24th, 2020

A great teacher can spot potential, inspire and encourage us to challenge ourselves. This applies in physical activity and sport, as much as it does in the classroom. At Leap, our aim is to improve lives through physical activity and sport. We work with coaches, volunteers, clubs and professional workforce to increase the number of […]

Keeping active during unusual times

March 17th, 2020

The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times and it could have a significantly negative impact on the nation’s physical activity levels. We don’t want that to happen, so we’ll do everything we can to support people to get and stay active – provided they are well enough. That’s because physical activity matters during this period […]

Greg Rutherford MBE announced as Patron of Leap

February 29th, 2020

Long Jump legend Greg Rutherford MBE returned to the athletics club where it all started for him to unveil a special plaque in his honour. Rutherford, from Bletchley, became a household name when he won Gold on super Saturday at the London 2012 Olympics with a winning jump of 8m 31cm. His victory made him […]

Local schools supported to open up sports facilities all year round

January 28th, 2020

Thousands of children will benefit from more sports activities after school and in the school holidays through a funding boost to help schools make better use of their facilities.

Partner forum: Improving lives (presenter resources)

January 9th, 2020

Improving lives through physical activity and sport We are almost two years through our four year strategy so we thought this would be a good opportunity to hear from a host of partners who have worked with us to use physical activity and sport to improve the lives of Buckinghamshire and MK residents. Whilst we […]

Latest activity figures on children and young people published

December 5th, 2019

The second annual Active Lives Survey looks at participation in physical activity inside and outside of school.   • Almost half of children in England now take part in an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day – up 3.6% from last year. • The rise is driven by more children getting active […]