Enter competition

This is a new event for our 2019/20 calendar. We are excited to be hosting the festival at Morden Hall Park.

Participating teams will be allocated a starting time slot throughout the day between 9.45am with the last team departing at 2.15pm.

Each team will be made up of six Year 5/6 pupils and must have at least 1 member of staff accompanying them at all times.

2 members of staff is advised if possible considering the nature of the event.

Part of the course is located near the wandle river stream. Other parts of the course are located in long grass, wooded areas and gravel tracks. Please be aware of all trip and water hazards.

Teams must stick together at all times to locate the posts and clues.

Teams must not divide into smaller groups at any point.

A risk assessment will be carried out by MSSP and available to download as soon as possible.

Toilets can be located by the Stable Yard and we advise participants to use them before you set off. Please allocate approximately 1 hour for your adventure!

You will start and end your course at the purple MSSP gazebo between the stable yard and the snuff mill.

There will be some team building activities to complete whilst you wait to start and to complete at the end.

 

  • There are 10 posts to find around the park.

  • Record the letters on the posts.

  • Find and record the hidden item at each post. (Do not remove the item)

  • Answer the nature trail questions as a team as you journey around the park.

 

More details will be available on this event page as soon as possible.

 

 

Safeguarding and DBS

MSSP acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the requirements of the Partnership’s host organisation, the Harris Federation.

 We recognise that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. We aim to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children and young leaders:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport or physical activity at MSSP events in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating or officiating at MSSP events

All MSSP staff at the event are fully vetted and enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools’ responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.

Spectators will not be permitted entry to school facilities and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents. In order to safeguard children at our events, we will only allow entry to parents if they have been DBS checked and vetted through safer recruitment procedures and authorised to attend by your school. The school will maintain responsible for them at all times. At public sites such as parks we will section off an area for the public where parents that are not with the school party may spectate from.

For more information regarding MSSP’s safeguarding, please click here

If you have any concerns about a child at our event please make sure you say something. The MSSP safeguarding team contact details will be on display at all events or for more information on who to speak to please click here

Please see attached risk assessment for event specific planning and considerations.

REFSPECT

MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a FUN, safe and enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we promote our REFSPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. Only designated staff and volunteers will be allowed on the side-lines. All spectators are to remain behind the barriers, providing positive support and encouraging a fun and fair event.

For more information about REFSPECT and codes of conduct for attendance at our events, please click here.

Photo Consent

Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event.

Social Media

For information and updates from our events, please follow and use the platforms below.

Email: info@mertonssp.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MertonSSP

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mertonssp

First Aid

MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but will not be available to tend to less urgent first aid, as they will be delivering the event. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should be with the school team at all times (including travel) to tend to their children during the event.

Comments, Compliments and Complaints

MSSP aims to deliver a first class service to all of its stakeholders. We see all feedback, whether good or bad, as a valuable way for us to learn and improve. Therefore, we welcome all comments, compliments and complaints. For further details, please click here