Going for bronze

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 February, 2007, 12:00am

THREE HUNDRED AND eighty-one trainees from the Junior Police Programme won Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP) bronze awards last Sunday.

For 14- to 25-year-olds, the award aims to recognise determination to overcome obstacles.

To fulfil the criteria for the bronze award, participants must complete tasks in four fields.

They need to hike 20 kilometres in a day to fulfil outdoor training requirements.

They must also complete 15 hours of voluntary community work within three months. The third field is skills training. Participants must learn a skill for six months. Some choose a practical skill such as driving, while others opt for musical or artistic activities.

The last criterion requires participants to get involved in a sports activity.

At the award presentation ceremony, Deputy Commissioner (Operations) of Hong Kong Police Force Peter Yam Tat-wing praised the junior police trainees' for their endurance.