Since 2017, when we were announced as having successfully applied for the Sport England Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) bid, we have been busy gathering invaluable insight from people within the defined place and setting up a team to come up with and deliver a plan. This is what we’ve been up to:
2018 – the research phase:
- An interim operational team was set up to start building relationships with community groups and physical activity providers to let people know what the LDP is about and how it will benefit children and families in Bradford.
- September 2018 – consultation exercises were carried out with children and families in the LDP area to find out what the barriers are to accessing physical activity for each family and find out what is needed to get more active. More than 1,000 people contributed to this.
- Born in Bradford researchers have been collecting and studying data that shows the level of physical activity undertaken for children in Bradford who are part of the study cohort. Data collection is ongoing until June 2019.
This will form what’s called ‘baseline data’ which we will use as a starting point to measure success of the pilot across the first 2 years.
March 2019 – the start of the implementation phase:
- A team was set up:
- Jan Burkhardt – Programme Director
- Charlotte Hill – Team Administrator
- Caroline Swain – Community Engagement Manager
- Kammy Siddique – Community Engagement Manager
- Sonia Fayyaz – Community Engagement Manager
- Nicola Marklew – Communications Officer
- Researchers from Born in Bradford Dr Sally Barber, Dr Daniel Bingham and Dr Sufyan Abid are supporting the team.
- April 2019 – an implementation plan was created using insight gathered during the research phase and consulted with children and parents in selected schools in our area.
The team have now started to mobilise the plan, building strategic relationships and testing quickly some activities in schools to see what the response is and how it can be used again.
- 4 ‘taster’ sessions have been run in schools across the patch, giving children the chance to partake in activities that they may not have tried before
The week of the 24th June is the launch of the new branding, co-designed with children in our area. It’s not just a name for a project, but it’s a message for which encourages all in our area to get involved in, with children asking all to join them, in moving and playing.
You can find out more about the other 11 pilots that are being delivered across the country, here: https://www.sportengland.org/our-work/local-delivery-pilots-community-of-learning/the-latest-from-our-local-delivery-pilots/
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