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National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA)

The National Physical Fitness Award Scheme (NAPFA), launched in 1982, is a series of tests of physical fitness for the children of Singapore. It forms part of Singapore's Sports For Life program. All schools are required to participate in the tests, which will done every two years from 2014 onwards. From 2014 only those in Primary 4 and 6, Secondary 2 and 4 or 5, and Junior College Year 2 will take the test.

The Fitness Tests

NAPFA involves a series of five testing stations which are attempted on the same day, with a 2–5 minute rest period permitted between each. The Walk-Run may be attempted on a different day.


The performances are compared to a chart and allocated a grade from A (excellent) to F for each test. The awards are:

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