AVIVA shine:awards are used as a progressive way to engage
today’s youth, along with teachers and coaches to become involved
despite their level of ability or age. Shine:awards provides year
round activities for school children and new club athletes to gain
their first taste of athletics and to measure their success through
the achievement of a range of dynamic awards.
AIMS OF THE AVIVA SHINE:AWARDS
fun and varied challenges as afirst introduction to athletics.
athletics street-cred amongst young people and encourage them to progress
through to their local athletic clubs.
encourage and retain interest in athletics amongst the next generation
of budding athletes.
encourage schools and clubs to include athletics in an all-year round
programme and to assist teachers and coaches in the delivery of that
assist in fulfilling curriculum objectives for Physical Education
and Information Communication Technology in schools.
WHO CAN USE THE SHINE:AWARDS
people aged 3 to 18+
coaches and clubs
LEVEL 1- ‘play and learn’, caters for 3 to 8 years olds.
The level 1 Awards include the Mini Athlete Award and the Healthy
LEVEL 2- ‘participation’, provides for 7 to 12 year olds.
At level 2, Awards can be achieved for Cross Country, Race Walking
and Sports Hall Athletics and there is a skills Award, a Multi-Skills
Award and a Healthy Athlete Award.
LEVEL 3- ‘getting better’ has been designed for 11 to 15 year olds.
The focus of the Level 3 Awards include Awards for Specific Events,
a Decathlon Award, a Fit Athlete Award, a Cross Country Award, a Race
Walking Award and a Sports Hall Athletics Award.
LEVEL 4- ‘performance’ caters for 1 year olds and above.
The Level 4 ‘performance’ Awards offer a wide range of activities
and include Awards for Specific Events, a Fitness Award, a Heptathlon
Award for girls, a Decathlon Award for boys, a Cross Country Award,
a Race Walking Award and the first level award for athletics officiating-
the Judging Award.
THE AVIVA SHINE:AWARDS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
The AVIVA shine:awards aim to cater for children of all abilities,
so an adapted version of the scheme is included at all Levels for
young people with disabilities. It provides advice and awards for
each of the main groups of young people with special needs – learning
disabilities, wheelchair, amputee, hearing impairment, sight impairment
and cerebral palsy.
THE JUDGING AWARD
The Judging Award provides the opportunity for young people over the
age of 14 to take their first step onto the athletics officiating
HOW TO BEGIN
All the resources required to administer the AVIVA shine:awards
are provided on two CDs and web site and give users access to information,
resources and tools. Navigation through the scheme is intuitive, using
video, stills and sound to excite and entertain the user.
The resources underpinning the AVIVA shine:awards:
of the highest quality in both design and utility, reflecting the
prestige of the awards, the status of the sponsor, and the position
of athletics as a major sport in the UK.
the awards scheme accessible and attractive to the participant and
that the awards scheme is easy to administer for the teacher, coach
or leader administrating the awards.
The medals, certificates with holograms and stickers available as
rewards will provide:
rewards for children at Levels 1 and 2 for completing an activity.
symbols of achievement that will have intrinsic as well as extrinsic
value for young people.
reward that is immediately recognisable for a particular event, at
a particular level of achievement.