The MSSP Key Steps 2 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition took place on Friday 7th February 2020 at Canons Leisure Centre. 21 schools attended the day: Bishop Gilpin, Bond, Joseph Hood, St Thomas of Canterbury, Links, St John Fisher, Hatfeild, Benedict, Cranmer, Hillcross, Aragon, Wimbledon Park, St Mary’s, Dundonald, Merton Park, St Teresa’s, Pelham, Hollymount, Garfield, Poplar and Malmesbury.
The MSSP Key Steps 3 Year 5/6 Gymnastics Competition took place on Friday 31st January 2020 at Canons Leisure Centre. 21 schools attended the day: Bishop Gilpin, Links, St John Fisher, Hatfeild, The Priory, Benedict, Cranmer, Hillcross, Aragon, Wimbledon Park, St Mary’s, Dundonald, Singlegate, Merton Park, St Teresa’s, Pelham, Hollymount, William Morris, Garfield, Poplar and Malmesbury.
MSSP hosted the Sportshall Athletics at Canons Leisure Centre on Friday 24th January 2019. Both heats consisted of twelve schools with every team arriving with eighteen athletes (nine boys and nine girls). Each competitor had to take part in two track (relays/races) and two field (throws/jumps) events. All of the scores from each event would contribute to the school’s overall total so it was essential that every individual did their utmost to gain points for their team. All schools arrived looking ready and eager to go.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held the annual Borough Boccia Championships on Friday 17th January 2020 at Canons Leisure Centre. This year, a record 36 teams took part eclipsing last year’s 30. The day was spilt over two sessions with 18 teams in the morning and 18 in the afternoon. For each session the teams were split into 3 groups of 6 to battle for their place in the final seeding groups made up of 6 groups of 3 teams – the first group playing for medals.
The MSSP Inclusive Multi Sports Festival took place on Friday 1st November 2019 at the superb facilities of the AELTC Community Courts, Raynes Park with 34 teams from 27 schools in Merton borough. In 2018 we had 25 schools take part, so it is wonderful to see more teams able to come along. We had so many schools interested that we continued with the format of splitting the sessions into two; a morning and an afternoon session, to enable all schools to enter.
On Friday 4th October 2019, the Merton KS2 Inclusive Cross-Country Festival took place for students across our four cluster areas with representative schools coming from Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Mitcham and Morden. Thank you to all schools, teachers and supporters for attending today’s festival; our first event of the 2019-20 calendar year.
A record 20 schools attended and each brought a team of excited participants.
MSSP hosted the Girls Cricket Festival on Friday 12th July at Old Ruts Cricket Club. Eleven teams from throughout the borough came together to celebrate girls cricket and bask in the sunshine as the school’s sports events calendar ended. All schools played a minimum of six matches to make sure they developed as the event went on and we had some young coaches from Rutlish High School who were providing coaching clinics in the new cricket nets at Old Ruts.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019, MSSP held an inclusive Scatterball Festival, which took place at the fabulous facilities of Old Ruts Cricket club and the weather was all sunshine for this exciting event.
Teams from Poplar, Hillcross, Bond, Merton Park & Links came along to this event.
Some of the boys and girls had never even heard of the sport of Scatterball at the start of the day, so we thought we had a tricky task on our hands to help the boys and girls get to grips with game.
The Merton SSP Year 5 and 6 Morden/Mitcham rounders competition took place on Friday 28th June 2019 at the Mitcham Green Cricket Club accompanied by the near perfect weather conditions for the event.
The highly anticipated sunshine came out to play along with a cool breeze to help our 7 teams in attendance enjoy the round robin format for the day.
On Thursday 20th June, the MSSP held the annual Merton Borough Primary Athletics Championships. There were 31 schools entered 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.