Physical Recreation, Skills & Voluntary Service Sections

Working towards the Physical Recreation, Skills & Voluntary Service Sections

For the Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service Sections, you will receive support and advice from your Award Leader who will be working with you throughout your participation in the Award. The following Action Plan is suggested:
  1. Attend an Online Record Book Registration Workshop.
  2. Attend an Award Leader Sections Presentation Session.
  3. Add the details of your activities on the Online Record Book (ORB).
    • Select a valid activity from the dropdown menus on the Online Record Book (ORB).
    • Set a S.M.A.R.T. goal for each of your activities.
    • Add your assessors' details (first name, last name, phone number and email).
  4. You can start your activities only once your Award Leader has authorised them on the Online Record Book (ORB).
  5. Once all your activities are authorised, please collect your Record Sheets from the DofE office.
  6. Keep a log of your activities on the Record Sheets. Your logs should not be short or repetitive.
  7. Create all the logs (they should not be short or repetitive) for each of your activities on the Online Record Book (ORB).
  8. Once your assessors sign all your logs and front cover of each of your Record Sheets, take them to your Award Leader to check and sign.
  9. Upload photos/scans of all the sides of your completed and signed by your Award Leader Record Sheets on the Online Record Book (ORB).
  10. Inform your Award Leader that you added all the information and uploaded all the relevant evidence, so that they can review your Award.

S.M.A.R.T. goals

Make sure you set S.M.A.R.T. goals for your chosen activities by answering the following questions:
  • Specific - Your goal should be as specific as possible and answer the questions: What is your goal? How often or how much? Where will it take place?
  • Measurable - How will you measure your goal? Measurement will give you specific feedback and hold you accountable
  • Attainable - Goals should push you, but it is important that they are achievable. Are your goals attainable?
  • Realistic - Is your goal and timeframe realistic for the goal you established?
  • Timely - Do you have a timeframe listed in your SMART goal? This helps you be accountable and helps in motivation.


Minimum timescale for each level by section
Skills Voluntary
Plus... Adventurous
Bronze 3 months 3 months 3 months All participants
must do an extra
3 months in
either Physical
Recreation or
Skills or Service
2 days + 1 night
Silver 6 months 6 months 6 months Non Bronze
holders must do
an extra 6 months
in either Physical
Recreation or
Skills or Service
3 days + 2 nights
Gold* 12 months 12 months 12 months Non Silver holders
must do an extra
6 months in
either Physical
Recreation or
Skills or Service
4 days + 3 nights
*Plus additional requirement of 5 days & 4 nights Residential Project

Physical Recreation Section

Aim: To encourage participation in Physical Recreation and improvement of performance

This sections aims to help participants have fun, meet new people, develop their physical fitness and performance, achieve a sense of satisfaction and hopefully acquire a lifelong interest. Participants should achieve proper instruction and supervision in their chosen activity so that they can participate under safe conditions. Participation may be on an individual or a group/team basis but progress must be assessed on a personal basis. Examples of physical recreation activities include martial arts, fitness and dancing.

School extra-curricular activities that can count towards the Physical Recreation section:
  • Athletics Team (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Basketball Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Gregoris Demetriou
  • Choreography Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Fitness Club (Year 3) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Football Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Futsal Club (Boys Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Hockey Team (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Running Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Chris Brown
  • Table Tennis Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Tennis Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou
  • Volleyball Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Yiannos Papaioannou

Click here for more Physical Recreation ideas.

Skills Section

Aim: To encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills

This section encourages participants to take up or continue a personal interest, showing evidence of effort and individual progress. Skill activities include:
  • Non-physical hobbies like playing a musical instrument
  • Vocational or job-related skills such as carpentry or typing
  • A study on a particular topic such as candle-making
  • Arts & crafts such as painting or pottery
  • Games such as chess
  • Performance skills such as theatre

School extra-curricular activities that can count towards the Skills section:
  • Astronomy Club (Years 3-7) - Ms Katie Demetriou
  • 'The Bookworms' Reading for Fun club (Year 3) - Dr Selma Karayalcin
  • Conferecning and Greek Debate (Years 4-6) - Ms Dina Penga
  • Cyber Security Club (Year 3) - Ms Thekla Papastavrou
  • Drama & Theatre Club (Year 3) - Ms Lena Kasiou
  • D&T Club (Years 3-7) - Ms Nicoletta Stavrides & Ms Olia Antoniadou
  • Economics Olympiad (Year 7) - Mr Tryfonas Hadjichristoforou
  • English Junior Debate (Year 3) - Ms Emily Papandreou
  • EYP (Years 4-7) - Ms Virginia Rengel Kefala
  • F1 in Schools (Years 3-7) - Mr Stelios Theodosiou
  • FTC Club (Years 4-7) - Ms Stelios Theodosiou & Ms Thekla Papastavrou
  • Gardening Club (Years 3-7) - Mr Demos Kaoullas
  • Greek Creative Writing (Year 3) - Ms Christina Ioakimidou & Ms Ioanna Koronaki
  • Greek Debate (Year 3) - Mr Panos Polyzogopoulos
  • Junior Journalism Club (Year 3) - Ms Anna Melis
  • Music Choir/Orchestra (Years 3-7) - Ms Monica Theodotou
  • Radio Club (Years 3-7) - Ms Katie Demetriou
  • Robotics Club (Year 3) - Ms Thekla Papastavrou
  • Senior Debate Society (Years 4-7) - Ms Katerina Ralli
  • St Johns Ambulance First Aid (Years 3-7)

Click here for more Skills ideas.

Voluntary Service Section

Aim: To learn how to give useful service to others

Participants should undertake an activity in which they give service to others, from which they should be able to gain new experiences for personal development. Examples of Service activities include:
School extra-curricular activities that can count towards the Voluntary Service section:
  • Chain of Change (Years 3-7) - Ms Stalo Achilleos, Ms Ioanna Nicolaou & Ms Niki Melanidou

Click here for more Voluntary Service ideas.
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