Physical Recreation Activity Badge
How to earn your badge
- Regularly take part in an active sport or physical pursuit, which you
haven’t already gained an activity badge for. It could be a team game like rugby, football or water polo. Individual sports like tennis, running or gymnastics count too, so do pursuits like walking, yoga, ice skating or dancing.
- Show a reasonable level of skill in your sport or pursuit. Show how you’ve improved over time.
- Explain the rules or guidelines that govern the sport or pursuit you chose.
- Show how you would prepare before taking part in your sport or pursuit. You could run through any special equipment or clothes you need and any warm-up and warm-down routines.
- Explain how to care for the equipment you use. Explain what you should look out for when the equipment is nearing the end of its life.
- You can gain more than one Physical Recreation badge for different sports or pursuits.
- Sports that young people play after school or at weekends can count towards number 1 although normal PE or games lessons do not.
Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility