The Merton School Sport Partnership held their annual Borough Boccia Competition on Friday 26th January 2018 at Canons Leisure Centre. Twenty-four schools took part in the inclusive event and teams were split into four groups with six schools in each. Each team had five group games and played for their seeding for the quarters, semis and final placings matches. Boccia is an inclusive mixed-gender Paralympic event that can be played by all ages, abilities and disabilities. The aim of the game is to propel your ball nearest to the ‘Jack’ ball to win.
Over the past six months players and coaches from Wimbledon Hockey Club have been working closely with a number of primary schools in the Borough of Merton to introduce and develop a high class and inclusive hockey programme for the children of Merton.
The Quick Start Hockey initiative kicked off with assemblies and taster sessions for 2,000 Merton state primary children last term and are now rolling after-school clubs for 8 schools this term with another 10 to 20 hoping to join for the next school year.
The Merton School Sport Partnership Swimming Gala Heat’s 1/2/3 were held on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at Morden Park Pools. This first round of heats saw schools from the Raynes park and Wimbledon Clusters take to the water in the hope that they would qualify for the Borough Finals on Friday 16th March 2018 7.30 – 9.30pm at Morden Park Pools.
The Merton Inclusive Multi Sports Festival took place on Friday 10th November 2017 at the superb facilities of the Sutton Sports Village Tennis Academy with 20 schools each bringing a team of five KS2 pupils.
The Merton School Sport Partnership hosted their Inclusive Cross Country Festival at Morden Recreational Ground on Friday 29th September 2017. 17 primary schools took part in the festival that included four race categories: year 3/4 girls, year 3/4 boys, year 5/6 girls and lastly year 5/6 boys. All the racers paced themselves over the 1200m course.
Determination, belief, resilience, enthusiasm and a great team approach were just some of the attributes displayed today by our Year 8 Leaders from Harris Academy Morden. Lead by 800m Paralympic Gold Medallist Tim Prendergast the group of 16 planned a carousal of engaging and challenging team activities to deliver to the year 5 students from several local primary schools.
Children from seven Merton Schools showed us just how much they have progressed at our first ever Aquatics Festival at Canons on Monday 10th July 2017.
On Wednesday 17th May 2017, MSSP ran its annual Year 3/4 Mini Tennis Red Competition at Raynes Park Residents Lawn Tennis Club. Fifteen schools from the borough entered the competition and despite the rainy conditions, all the children enjoyed themselves and did not let the weather dampen their spirits. The competition began with the group stages with every school playing each other within their pool.
The MSSP Year 3 & 4 Challenge Run took place at Joseph Hood Recreation Ground on Thursday 20 April 2017, and this year’s event was greeted with another fantastic turn out. 32 schools from across the Borough of Merton took part, with the majority of schools bringing both a year 3 and a year 4 team. This meant that over 200 children competed in each of the four races.
On Wednesday 29th March 2017, 14 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 8 stations; 4 putting and 4 chipping. The objective of the stations is to work as a team to score as many points as you can in 5 minutes. The winning team is the school with the greatest number of points after completing all 8 stations.