Gold Awardee celebrating with his medal at Dublin Castle by jumping in the air

“This was the most fun part of my experience as I had been doing Tae Kwon-Do for 5 years at this stage. Although it was at the beginning of this experience getting my black belt was definitely the highlight of my physical recreation“

Cathal Seabrook – Gaisce Gold Awardee

Physical Recreation

Physical activity is great for both body and mind and is essential for a person’s well-being.

In this Challenge Area, you can choose to improve your ability in a physical activity you already take part in or try out a new sport or exercise.

The physical activity should be set at an appropriate level for your capability.

Activities can be undertaken on an individual basis, or as part of a team.

In the case of a team sport, it is the individual effort and commitment that counts.


Improved fitness and physical health

  • Enhanced self-discipline, perseverance and self-motivation
  • Experience a sense of achievement
  • Develop a lifelong commitment to physical wellbeing
  • Enjoyment of the physical activity they choose
  • Discover new abilities

Example activities

Team sport • Swimming • Walking • Running • Yoga • Gym • Fitness videos

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