On Thursday 21st June, the MSSP held the annual Merton Borough Primary Athletics Championships. There were 31 schools competing the event this year and they were divided into five groups. Athletes would all compete in one field event, one track event and a relay. Track races included: 600m, 150m and 80m, while on the field, athletes would do either the Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Discus, Shot Put or Vortex Throw. Placings within each group would be compared to determine each group’s winner and individual event winners.
On Friday 15th June 2018 at St Mark’s Secondary School, the annual Merton Borough Year 5/6 Basketball competition took place. Fifteen teams took part with at least one school representing each of the four Merton clusters. Teams were placed in four pools for the group stages before progressing onto the knockout stages.
On Friday 8th June, sixteen schools from across Merton competed in the Year 5/6 Best Team Kwik Cricket Finals held at Old Ruts Sports Ground. Each team had qualified from their cluster and had the opportunity to become Merton Champions and represent Merton at the Surrey Kwik Cricket Finals or at the London Youth Games.
Each school was drawn in a group based on their cluster and where they finished in their cluster events.
On Friday 25th May 2018, MSSP held their annual Girls Kwik Cricket Competition at Old Rutlishians CC. Fifteen schools from across the borough entered, with 1st place going on to represent Merton at the Surrey Schools competition and 2nd place representing the borough at the London Youth Games.
Group 1; St Teresa’s, Poplar, Links, Sacred Heart.
The MSSP Year 5 & 6 Challenge Run took place at Joseph Hood Recreation Ground throughout the afternoon of the 23rd March 2018. We were lucky enough to enjoy a sunny day with a refreshing breeze; ideal conditions for running.
As the brand new Pool at Morden Park begins to show its splendour on the local landscape, 26 Merton Primary Schools’ enjoy their final races at the current pool (which was built back in 1967).
As always the Partnership team and sports leaders from Rutlish High School arrived with flip flops and plenty of bottled water at the ready for the heated evening that was to follow. Kath, from Malmesbury, had once again done an excellent job of preparing for the event and arrive super charged and raring to go!!
On Friday 16th March 2018, sixteen primary schools from across the borough came to Merton School Sports Partnerships annual Year 5/6 Tri- Golf Competition at Wimbledon Park Golf Club. Tri-Golf is a modified version of golf that uses foam balls, a plastic putter and chipper. The competition is made up of eight stations; four putting and four chipping. The objective of the stations is to work as a team to score as many points as you can in five minutes. The winning team is the school with the greatest number of points after completing all eight stations.
On Friday 9th March 2018 The MSSP Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Borough Finals took place at Tooting and Mitcham F.C. A total of 16 teams were in attendance, with 4 teams from each of the four Merton Clusters represented. Teams were split into groups of four and would play a round robin format with the teams in their pool.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Key Steps 2 Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition on Friday 23rd February 2018 at Canons Leisure Centre. Sixteen primary schools from across Merton took part in the event with two schools bringing a B team. As part of the Key Steps Gymnastics, all gymnasts compete in three different disciplines throughout the competition: Floor, Vault and Body Management. A team consists of two boys and two girls; all four gymnast’s scores are added together from each discipline to determine their team’s overall score.
The MSSP Key Steps 3 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition took place on Friday 2nd February 2018 at Canons Leisure Centre. 22 schools attended the day: Joseph Hood, Bond, SS Peter & Paul, St Matthew’s, Wimbledon Chase, Wimbledon Park, Liberty, Malmesbury, Merton Park, Dundonald, Hollymount, Garfield, St Teresa’s, Hatfield, Pelham, St Mary’s, West Wimbledon, Poplar, Bishop Gilpin, William Morris, Links and Haslemere.