Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
NAPFA involves a series of five stations and a 2.4-km Walk-Run (1.5-mile Walk-Run) for secondary school students or a 1.6-km Walk-Run for primary school students. All of the station tests are attempted on the same day, with a 2–5 minute rest period permitted between stations. Under certain circumstances, the Walk-Run item may be attempted on a different day, although sometimes a 2-week window limit is set.
The test items are:
- Sit-ups: Maximum in one minute
- Standing Broad Jump: Better of two distances
- Sit and Reach: Better of two attempts with floating zero point
- Pull-ups (for males 15 years and above only): Maximum in half-a-minute
- Inclined Pull-ups (for all females, and males up to the age of 14): Maximum in half-a-minute
- Shuttle Run: Faster of two 4×10 metre attempts
- 2.4-km/1.6-km Walk-Run: Minimum time on firm and level surface
Performances are then compared to a chart and the grades from A to F for each test item. A constitutes excellent performance and E constitutes barely passing. An F grade is an alternate term that the participant has failed that section.
The awards are:
Bronze Award Requirements
- At least an E grade performance in all 6 test items AND
- A total of 6 or more points
Silver Award Requirements
- At least a D grade performance in all 6 test items AND
- A total of 15 or more points
Gold Award Requirements
- At least a C grade performance in all 6 test items AND
- A total of 21 or more points
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Req: 3 persons in a group, each person takes turn to play a role. So 1 camera will be enough. Person A will do the assessment while person B video tape it while person C ticks the requirements on a sheet of paper given.