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Physical Recreation

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The Physical Recreation section of the Award encourages you to improve your health and fitness, whatever your starting point. You could choose to do a team sport, solo sport or any healthy activity. It could be something you already do regularly, have tried before, or something completely new to you.


Here’s a LIST OF IDEAS that you could do for your Physical Recreation section, or use as a starting point to create a programme of your own.


How long does the Physical Recreation section take?

At Bronze level = 1 hour each week (or 4 hours every 28 days) over 3 months/13 weeks (note that Bronze participants are required to do an additional three months in one of the following activities: Skills, Service, Physical Recreation. If a participant chooses the Physical Recreation section to do their extra 3 months in, the time requirement for Physical Recreation would become 6 months/26 weeks).

At Silver level = 1 hour each week (or 4 hours every 28 days) over 6 months/26 weeks.

At Gold level = 1 hour each week (or 4 hours every 28 days) over 12 months/52 weeks.

For direct entrants  (i.e. new participants with no previous Award) to Silver or Gold levels, participants need to add 6 months to one section of their choice (i.e. Skills or Service or Physical Recreation)




Extracurricular School Activities

Stuck for an idea for an activity? Have a look here for an overview of a wide range of extracurricular school activities which fit each section of the Award. 




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