Winter Boredom Buster

Who are we?

Leap is the brand name of the Bucks & MK Sport and Activity Partnership, we’re a social enterprise, and one of 43 Active Partnerships nation-wide, that form a key element of the delivery system for sport across England.

We here at Leap aim to improve the lives of residents across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes through physical activity and sport. Through our work, whether it be leading activity, providing resources or supporting clubs, instructors, coaches and volunteering we help people be more active and are committed to making a difference to the health, wellbeing and success of the county.
Boredom Buster is just one of the ways we are committed to making a difference to you and our county.

You can find out more about our work on our about us page

 

Winter Boredom Buster

It’s back! The popular boredom buster launched this summer will be back for Winter, with even more fun activities to get children and young people moving.

The Winter boredom buster will consist of activity game packs that give children and young people fun physical activities to do within their homes during the Christmas break and beyond.

The Winter Boredom Buster Activity Packs

Leap have worked closely with a range of different partners to put together the Boredom Busters. The School Games Organiser network, The Fitness Garden and Onniebucket Ltd have written the exciting fun games for the cards. In terms of distribution in Milton Keynes we are working closely with MK Council Sports Development team through the European City of Sport Programme and Family Centre Lead. In Bucks we are working closely with Bucks Council Family Support Service, Restore Hope,  High Wycombe Community Board and Young carers to distribute the activity card packs to Children and Young People. We kindly received funding from The Clare Foundation and High Wycombe Board for the packs.

Sally Mansi from Young Carers Bucks & MK picking up her Activity Packs

Della Holmes from Elmhurst Family Centre collecting the Activity Packs

 

 

The aim of the Winter Boredom Buster bags is to give children and young people fun activities and games that they can play inside their homes that get them moving and enjoying being active as a family.

 

Competition Winners

Earlier in November we launched a competition calling all 5 to 18 year olds to design a game or activity, which will form part of the activity pack.
We are delighted to announce our winners:

  •  Bucks winner – Rachel Smith, aged 15 from Alfriston School
  • MK winner – Tiffany-Catherine, aged 4

A big congratulations to both our winners and well done!

 

Lost cards or games ideas

If you want to see the Winter Boredom Buster activity card games in action click here 

If you lose any of your Winter Boredom Buster activity cards or want to print more click here

If you require any help with any of the activity cards, we are here to help!
Activity cards are available in larger font, braille, different language and audio; upon request.
Please contact us:mailto:info@leapwithus.org.uk

 

A gift for your thoughts!

Leap would be delighted to hear from you and learn from your experiences with the activity pack. Please take a moment and fill in our feedback form and as a thank you will entered into our prize draw for an Amazon Fire Tablet. please use the survey link or the QR Code below.
Deadline for submission is 31st January 2021

Here is the link to the survey 

 

Other ways to move

 

Move to improve resources

The games featured on the Move to Improve website are part of a full programme now being taught in nurseries, pre-school and primary schools across the county. By practising skills such as hopping, balancing, throwing and dribbling, you can become experienced in these essential movements.

Click here to visit the Move to Improve website

 

Get up & Dance Programme

The Fitness Garden have created a great way to be healthy and happy going on to 2021. Live Zoom classes of Street Dance, Zumba and Bollywood. You can find daily updates on all things health and wellbeing with dance themed tips and ideas. you can access all of this at no cost by registering for free membership to the Get Up & Dance programme.

Click here to visit The Fitness Garden Website and register

 

Shool Games Virtual Challenges

The Bucks & MK Virtual School games will provide lots of ways for young people across Bucks and MK to take part in and compete with others across the county.
These activities and resources have been developed by the network of School Games Organisers across Bucks and MK, working hard to ensure every young person can still enjoy and benefit from competitive sport and physical activities.

Click here for The School Games Virtual Challenges

 

You can still be involved in the Summer Boredom Buster, full details here