How Leeds is helping every child get active

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Get Set Leeds believes that every child should be able to experience the joys of being active without any barriers. Read on to find out some of the amazing ways partners across Leeds are coming together to make this happen.

 

Rackets Cubed

 

 

 

 

 

Rackets Cubed is a charity taking root in Leeds and delivering energetic learning sessions to vulnerable and disadvantaged young children. By combining sport, education and nutrition, Rackets Cubed aims to inspire the next generation and raise their aspirations.

Middleton Primary School started the programme in September 2021 and pupils have since enjoyed weekly tennis coaching, maths lessons and nutritious meals.

 

“Since joining Rackets Cubed, I have seen our children develop a love for tennis. They have enjoyed every minute of the programme, not to mention the hot topic of tea time each week! As the leading member of staff, I have learned new techniques for teaching tennis and how to progress the children back in school when we teach tennis.”

– Teacher at Middleton Primary School

 

“I have learnt how to play tennis. I have never really played before, and I am better now. I enjoy the active maths and I like the range of food we get.”

– Year 5 pupil

To find out more, help as a volunteer or discuss enrolling your school, click here.

 

Together For Sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many outgrown pairs of football boots or shin pads are hiding in the back of cupboards in Leeds? And how many children struggle to take part in activities because they don’t have the kit they need? That’s where Together For Sport comes in.

Partners across Leeds have joined forces to help unlock the world of sport for everyone, by making it as easy as possible for people to share good quality second-hand sport kit and equipment.

Whether you want to find something to help your family or clear out your wardrobes, get involved today! Read more and join the Together For Sport Facebook Group here.

 

Park Play

 

 

 

 

 

Park Play has recently arrived in Leeds, bringing free fun and games to local parks every Saturday morning. Led by an enthusiastic Play Leader, the sessions are open to everybody in the community and aim to get families meeting and moving, with activities ranging from football to dodgeball, tag to frisbee.

Currently running in Brickfield Park, the sessions will soon be expanding to Lincoln Green and New Wortley. Find out more and come along!

 

Love Exploring

 

 

 

 

If you’re not familiar with Love Exploring, it is an app packed with fun and interesting walking trails across Leeds. If tracking down augmented reality dinosaurs or spotting winter fairies might get your family moving, then give it a go today!

This Spring, Love Exploring Leeds also launches its first citywide inter-school challenge in the form of a huge interactive bug hunt. Schools from across the city will take up the challenge to complete Mega Minibeast games in their local park – with loads of prizes up for grabs.

 

SENsory Family Fun Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENsory Family Fun Swim is a new session for parents and children with additional needs, which takes place every Sunday morning at Fearnville leisure centre, with lots of fun and sensory toys available.

Active Leeds has a dedicated programme and plenty of activities for children with additional needs. For more ideas please see the full Leeds Inclusive Sport Programme here.

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