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 Wimbledon cluster Year 3 & 4 Tag Rugby festival not only brought out the sunshine in November, but also drew a large crowd who had come to be entertained by some extremely talented and committed pupils. Thirteen teams from nine schools travelled to Wimbledon Chase Primary School to take part in an afternoon that showed off some top quality rugby, amazing respect and sporting spirit amongst the teams and most importantly a lot of fun had by all involved.
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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.
Tuesday 4 July 2017 saw the final Wimbledon Cluster event of the year take place: Year 3/4 Rounders, held at Merton Cricket Club. Eight Wimbledon schools brought down a squad of enthusiastic athletes ready to battle their opponents on the rounders field.
All eight teams played a round robin format in one group, with teams playing a minimum of four games each.
On Thursday 27th April 2017, the inaugural Raynes Park Cluster Y3/4 Dodgeball Festival took place at Raynes Park High School. Six teams in total took part in the event which was run in a round robin format, with each team playing each other once across three courts.
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 Wimbledon Cluster Y3/4 Tag Rugby Festival took place at Wimbledon Chase Primary School on Tuesday 14th March 2017. The festival was greeted with sublime sun drenched spring conditions, which allowed the 11 competing teams to play some fast-paced attacking rugby for their on-looking supporters.
Even though this was a non-competitive event, this did not deter teams from displaying some clinical rugby in both attack and defence, and it was obvious that all schools had been training hard and developing their tactics in preparation for this event.
The Mitcham Cluster held its Year 3/4 Football Festival on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at Harris Academy Merton. Ten schools took part in this festival; Beecholme, Bond, Gorringe Park, Links, Lonesome, St Marks, St Thomas, Stanford, Sherwood and William Morris. Two leagues played across three pitches meaning teams had plenty of playing time. Throughout the festival teams played in high spirits with some excellent talent on display.
The Morden Cluster held its annual Year 3 & 4 Football Festival on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at Harris Academy Morden. The event was a festival, therefore the emphasis was on participation rather than competition as no score were taken. All schools took part in a round robin competition format, which gave them plenty of game time.