Bradford is one of 12 Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs) across the country, funded by the National Lottery through Sport England, who are aiming to better understand what helps people to be active in their communities. Born in Bradford (BiB), a research programme hosted by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are leading the pilot on behalf of Active Bradford.
BiB data has shown that 77% of 5-11 year olds in Bradford don't do the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day and 38% leave primary school overweight or obese. Due to statistics like this, one of the projects under the LDP umbrella is Join Us: Move Play, better known as JU:MP - a four year pilot programme running from 2018 to 2022 funded by Sport England, that aims to help children and families in North Bradford (see map here) to move and play more, testing and learning as we grow together. It is our aspiration that JU:MP supports the children and young people in North Bradford to be healthy, confident, skilled young people who have achieved academically, to be employable and not engage in anti-social behaviour or crime, and be empowered and valued members of society in Bradford. We want children and young people to see opportunities for themselves in the district and to contribute to the workforce, economy and prosperity of the district.
How have we set out to achieve this?
As we reach a crucial stage of the project, we wanted to share our learnings so far and how this has and will impact our work for the remainder of the project. The JU:MP programme takes a whole systems approach to increasing children's physical activity levels by working with families, communities, organisations (including schools, faith settings and the voluntary sector), improving the local environment and influencing city-wide policy and strategy. Below you can take a look at our latest report from May 2023...