Despite the threat of arctic conditions generated by “The Beast from the East 2.0” that gripped London over the weekend, The Raynes Park Cluster Y3/4 Tag Rugby Festival took place on Tuesday 20th March. Eight out of eleven Raynes Park Cluster Schools took part in the festival, with all players egar to demonstrate their rugby skills on arrival.
On Tuesday 21st November 2017 The Raynes Park Cluster Y3/4 Football Festival was staged at Raynes Park High School. The festival was extremely well attended with 9 out of 11 cluster schools represented, with Poplar Primary even bringing a B team.
With the event being a festival and no offical scores being recorded, this allowed all players to play without inhibition and just enjoy their football without the pressure of qualifying in the top four at the group stages.
On a cold and blustery Tuesday 14th November 2017 the Raynes Park Cluster Girls Y5/6 Football Competition took place at Raynes Park High School. It was fantastic to see that all 11 Raynes Park Cluster schools were represented at the tournament, with Poplar bringing two teams, making a total of 12 sides, which were then split into two groups of 6.
On a scorching hot Tuesday 20th June 2017 the Mitcham Cluster Y5/6 Rounders Competition took place at St Marks Academy. Bond, Links, St Mark’s, William Morris and Stanford all entered a team.
As there was only five schools a round robin format was played. All teams got to play each other once across two pitches. The children arrived ready and eager to play, the competition got off to a fantastic start.
On Friday 26th May 2017, 6 teams from the Mitcham Cluster took part in the Cluster Best Team Kwik Cricket competition. Beecholme, Gorringe Park, Links, Sherwood, Stanford and St Marks arrived at Mitcham Cricket Club on a beautiful summer’s morning ready and eager to play in the competition.
The Merton School Sport Partnership held its annual Morden Cluster Year 5/6 Best Team Kwick Cricket Competition on Thursday 18th May 2017 at Mitcham Cricket Club. Nine teams took part in the round robin event, which gave all teams the best opportunity to qualify for the borough finals.
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.
The Merton Borough High 5 Netball Finals took place on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at Wimbledon High School Sports Grounds. The top four schools from each cluster arrived ready to compete to become the Merton Borough High 5 Netball Champions!
The schools were split into four pools, all depending on which place they finished in their cluster round. The pools were as follows:
SS Peter and Paul’s
On the Tuesday 21st of February 2017 the Raynes Park Cluster Y5/6 High 5 Netball Competition took place at the fantastic facilities of Wimbledon High Sports Ground. With ten out of the eleven cluster schools taking part, the event was extremely well represented. It was clear to see the amount of preparation some teams had put into the lead up to the competition, due to the high standard of their pre match warm up routines.
The Raynes Park Cluster Y5/6 Tag Rugby Competition kicked off in fine form this year at Old Ruts RFC on a murky Tuesday 31st January 2017. It was fantastic to see every school represented with 13 teams in total taking part.
The teams were split into two pools, with the top two teams in Group’s 1 and 2 going on to represent the Raynes Park Cluster at the Borough Finals on the 9th February 2017.