Physical activity is good for both body and mind and is essential for a person’s well-being. In this section, you can either seek to improve your ability in an activity that you already do or take up a completely new activity. You can choose a physical activity that you do on your own or as part of a team: in the case of a team sport, it is your individual effort and commitment that counts.
- Promoting health education and healthy lifestyle habits
- Improving fitness
- Interacting socially, either in a team or meeting people with an interest in a similar individual sport
- Enhancing self-discipline, perseverance and self-motivation
- Experiencing a sense of achievement
- Take up a completely new physical activity or seek to improve your ability in an activity that you are already engaged in, that can be pursued for a period of time with set goals and targets
- Meet the minimum time requirements, spending at least one hour per week on the Physical Recreation activity.
- Undertake activities in your own time.
- Show regular commitment, progress, and improvement in your chosen activity.
- Ensure that there is structure to the learning and a method of validating that (there is no requirement to pay for classes).
|Level||Minimum time||If Physical is chosen as the main section|
|Bronze||13 Weeks||26 weeks|
|Silver||26 Weeks||52 Weeks, if Bronze has not been achieved|
|Gold||52 Weeks||78 weeks if Silver has not been achieved|
Examples of Physical Recreation Activities
In this challenge area you’ll select one activity to participate in. Some examples to give you a flavour of what you could do include:
Some activities are not eligible to be used for the Physical Recreation, such as:
Walking to school
Walking (outside a club context)