Activity equipment packs helping disadvantaged families feel the benefit of moving more

July 27th, 2020

Here at Leap we’re working with our partners to coordinate the distribution of 800 ‘Boredom Buster’ activity equipment packs to disadvantaged children across the county to help get them moving. Working with a variety of local partners the packs will be provided free of charge to young people who will benefit most. Children are among […]

New funding to help hardest hit communities to be active

July 23rd, 2020

Leap, the social enterprise responsible for promoting the benefits of physical activity across the county is launching a new partnership fund with Heart of Bucks and the MK Community Foundation. Funded by Sport England, Leap will co-invest with the Community Foundations in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to support people to be active in the communities […]

Partner forum: Improving lives after lockdown (presenter resources)

July 14th, 2020

Improving lives after lockdown Like so many things, we’ve had to adapt to the Coronavirus Pandemic and our partners forum will now be virtual. Whilst we couldn’t meet face to face, we still held an online session for updates and opportunities as well as the chance to network with other partners. Click here to download […]

Government confirm that Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for 2020/2021 academic year

July 13th, 2020

On 5th July 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year. The Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so […]

Reflections on lockdown from our Workforce Lead Shay Fenlon

June 1st, 2020

  Hi, how’s it going? So, the last couple of days I’ve been thinking about my key reflection since we’ve been in the Covid-19 lockdown. And the point I keep coming back to is one that I heard on one of the magic academy podcasts, a couple of months ago now, with a guy called […]

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 […]

Join the Movement

March 26th, 2020

We’re still living in strange times, and whilst being active is recommended for everyone, social distancing means many of the activities we love have to be adapted. We’ve collated a whole host of resources and information to support adults of all ages and abilities to keep moving at home and outside, within the social distancing […]

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 […]