Ensuring the physical safety of our students is paramount in our mission as educators. Bedok Green Secondary put in place every feasible measure to do this.
Sports and Games during PE Lessons
Ensuring the safety of students during PE lessons begins at the planning stage. The PE curriculum is designed such that physical activities are introduced progressively and at a level appropriate to the individual or group. Moreover, the school timetable is arranged such that PE lessons are conducted in the cool of the morning before 10:30 am. The school also ensures that equipment and facilities like the fitness corner, goalposts, courts and field are safe and well-maintained through regular checks.
Similarly in addressing the needs of individual students, the school takes a comprehensive approach. The PE Department uses the Pupil Medical Record Forms to collect information on the health status of students, and records of students with medical issues are updated in a database for better monitoring. During the conduct of lessons, PE teachers also take note of students who are unwell (with medical certificates, letters from parents, students’ personal report, teachers’ observation) and are exempted from physical activities. Students with asthmatic conditions are advised to have their prescribed reliever medicine with them at all times. Students are advised to stop and rest if they feel tired, breathless or in pain. When necessary, first aid would be rendered by the trained PE teachers.
PE teachers guide students through proper warm-up exercises before any physical activities. Specifically, before introducing any new and/or ad-hoc PE activities, students are briefed on the relevant safety measures. Due consideration for hot weather is exercised when conducting prolonged and strenuous outdoor physical activities by allowing regular access to drinks before, during and after exercises to prevent heat injuries. Prevailing weather conditions are monitored when conducting physical activities outdoors, relying on the School Lightning Warning System provided by the National Environment Agency (NEA).
Sports and Uniformed Group (UG) CCAs
The above measures are similarly taken for students’ participation in Sports and UG CCAs. In addition to this, though, the school conducts more extensive measures. The school makes use of MOE’s Risk Assessment and Management Systems (RAMS) to help us identify risks and develop measures to mitigate risks for all CCA activities involving elements of risk. MOE’s safety guidelines for various activities or specific sports are strictly adhered to, e.g. conduct of water-based activities like canoeing.
The school ensures that all appointed CCA coaches meet the required qualifications e.g. NCAP Level 1, Standard First Aid certificate, past experience, etc. In addition, all staff are undergoing first aid training in phases, beginning with teachers who manage sports and UG CCAs.
Student Protection Plan
The school has purchased protection plans for all our students, as well as additional coverage for students in sports and UG CCAs. Feel free to contact the school if you wish to have more details.
To find out more about Sports Safety, you can refer to the Singapore Sports Council website.