Play and Physical Activity

Play and Physical activity is a cross-cutting ActEarly theme which is developing research to support better environments and services that can provide opportunities for play and being more active

Play and Physical activity is a cross-cutting ActEarly theme which is developing research to support better environments and services that can provide opportunities for play and being more active.

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Some of our work so far includes:

Increasing physical activity for children and young people aged five to 14

JU:MP: The Bradford Sport England Local Delivery Pilot (LDP), Join Us: Move. Play (JU:MP) is taking whole system approach to increasing physical activity for children and young people aged five to 14. The project is working with some of the most deprived communities in England and its evaluation will help us understand the impact of the JU:MP programme on children’s activity as they grow up.

Improving physical activity levels and dietary habits of children from ethnic minority backgrounds

The Islamic religious settings (Obesity Trailblazer Project) is co-developing a toolkit to support Mosques and Madrassas in improving physical activity levels and dietary habits of children from ethnic minority backgrounds and will be evaluating changes in behaviour driven by the toolkit. The Programme has provided health champions and has established a registered community organisation – Faith in Communities, for the delivery of localised obesity prevention plans. 

Bringing together a multi-disciplinary group to develop research and gain funding for play and physical activity initiatives in Tower Hamlets

The Bromley by Bow Centre’s Family Playrooms project in 2020 showed that play, and opportunities for play were the most requested resource by parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a brought together a multi-disciplinary group to develop research and gain funding for play and physical activity initiatives in Tower Hamlets.

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