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.
The Merton Inclusive Football Festival was held at Tooting and Mitcham Football Club on Thursday 16th March 2017. The festival was attended by pupils from 24 schools from around the borough, it was safe to say that everyone was very excited upon arrival.
Despite the event being non-competitive, all teams showed great determination and a large range of football skills throughout the day. There was some outstanding goals scored and some heroic goalkeeping displays.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held their annual Borough Boccia Competition on Friday 10th March 2017 at Canons Leisure Centre. Twenty five special and mainstream schools took part in the event which is the highest attended Boccia event the Partnership has staged yet. Teams were split into three leagues and played a round robin format over eight pitches. Boccia is an inclusive Paralympic event that can be played by all ages, abilities and disabilities.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Key Steps 2 Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition on Friday 24th February 2017 at Canons Leisure Centre. Eighteen primary schools from across Merton took part in the event. 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.