Encouraging healthy behaviours has benefits not only for participants but also for their communities, whether through improved health, or active participation in team activities. The Physical Recreation section therefore specifically aims to improve the health, team skills, self-esteem and confidence of participants. The chosen activity should also be considered alongside other section activities in line with the Award’s Guiding Principles.
This section encourages participants to improve their personal physical performance through training and perseverance in their chosen activity. Involvement in physical recreation should be an enjoyable experience, regardless of physical ability.
This section is based on the belief that a healthy body is a good end in itself and can oft en help to develop a healthy mind.
Physical activity is essential for a person’s well-being, and by introducing young people to enjoyable physical activity they will hopefully develop long-term beneficial habits. Accomplishing a physical challenge also gives a lasting sense of achievement and satisfaction. Participants may either take up a completely new activity or seek to improve their ability in an activity that they already do.