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.
On Thursday 10 November Wimbledon Chase Primary School hosted the Wimbledon Cluster Year 3/4 Best Team Football festival. 15 teams from 11 schools entered on the day and were split into 2 groups to play in a round robin format.
The Mitcham Cluster Handball Festival took place on Tuesday 18th October 2016 at St Mark’s CofE Academy. Five schools from the cluster attended the day: Bond, Gorringe Park, Links, St Thomas of Canterbury and William Morris. Due to only having five schools competing, a round robin format was used with each school playing each other twice.
Schools arrived early and were ready and raring to play some fantastic handball. This was our first participation event of the year which meant no scores were being recorded and the main focus was on enjoyment and participation.
The Merton School Sport Partnership hosted their Inclusive Cross Country Festival at Morden Recreational Ground on Thursday 29th September 2016. 12 primary schools took part in the festival which included 4 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 1300m course.