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sportACT Award Scheme

Objective

sportACT Award Scheme (sportACT) aims to encourage students to set their sports participation plan, participate in physical activities regularly and constantly and to build up an active and healthy life style. Participating students will actively engage in physical activities over a consecutive eight-week period. If they attain the requirement of the sportACT, they will be granted the sportACT award.
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Students should pick their appropriate sports according to their interests and capabilities. Then, set their targets, play the sports or get the training. Soon they will enjoy the fun and merits of exercising.

 

Criteria for the sportACT Award

Students may apply for awards if they meet the following criteria in terms of amount of physical activities* within any 8 consecutive weeks:

  For Primary and Secondary Schools
(Including Schools for Social Development)
For Special Schools
(Except Schools for Social Development) 
Gold Award At least 60 minutes everyday At least 30 minutes everyday
Silver Award At least 60 minutes a day in total cumulatively
for at least 4 days a week
At least 30 minutes a day in total cumulatively
for at least 4 days a week
Bronze Award At least 60 minutes a day in total cumulatively for at least 3 days a week At least 30 minutes a day in total cumulatively
for at least 2 days a week
 Remark
  • Students should meet the criteria in at least 6 weeks in the 8-week span;
  • The time spent on actual physical activities during physical education lessons under the supervision of a teacher also counts;
  • It is recommended that the physical activities be of moderate^ intensity or above;
  • Each exercise session should last for at least 20 minutes.
  • Students should meet the criteria in at least 6 weeks in the 8-week span;
  • The time spent on actual physical activities during physical education lesson under the supervision of a teacher also counts;
  • Students should participate in extra-curricular physical activities at least once a week under the supervision of teachers, coaches or family members;
  • It is recommended that the physical activities be of moderate^ intensity or above, although the duration of active participation is more important than the intensity of physical exercise.  Guardians should choose the right type and amount of exercise for students according to their physical conditions;
  • Each exercise session should last for at least 20 minutes.
 
* Physical activities include planned physical fitness training and activities, such as housework, stairs climbing, brisk walking during commuting, hiking and pet-walking. 
^ Physical activities of moderate intensity should cause sweating, increased heart rate and depth of breathing. 

# According to the latest recommendation by WHO, children and youth aged 5–17 should do at least an accumulated 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily, which improves cardiorespiratory, muscular and bone health, and reduces risk of chronic non-communicable diseases.  By “accumulated”, it means students may meet the goal by dividing the activities into multiple shorter sessions throughout the day (e.g. 2 sessions of 30 minutes), with the total time spent adding up to 60 minutes per day.

 

Take the Challenge. Act now! Join sportACT.

Get ready Students fill in and sign the Student Charter, seek parent's consent, then go ahead with the 8-week sports plan. Get set, go!
Pitch in Pick the appropriate sports according to one's interests. Do the physical activities or get the sports training.
Keep track  To record the time in the Students’ Sports Diary after exercising.  Have it certified by a certifying person (parents, coaches or teachers) every week.
Apply for award Submit the Sports Diary to the school teachers for collective submission to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for application for awards.



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