Team Requirements & Eligibility
- Age: Year 5 & 6
- Mixed gender event
- Squad size: You must have exactly 12 children in your team (6 girls and 6 boys).
- Schools will compete in the same group for all events. They will move round the events as per timetabled in the event brochure.
- Only the top three athletes’ scores from each group will be recorded in each event for comparison to provide the overall event winners.
- For supporting athletics in your school please visit https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-in-schools
- The draw will be randomly selected.
- There is no seeding for this event.
- Team Medals: GOLD and Trophy: winners. SILVER: runners-up. BRONZE: 3rd place.
- Individual Event Medals: GOLD: 1st place overall. SILVER: 2nd place overall. BRONZE: 3rd place overall
- Certificates will be presented to all participants.
Each child can compete in 1 track + 1 field event + a relay.
List of events below and the numbers of competitors you need to enter in each event.
- 80m Sprint (2 boys + 2 girls per school)
- 150m Sprint (2 boys + 2 girls per school)
- 600m (2 boys + 2 girls per school)
- Standing Long Jump (2 boys + 2 girls per school)
- Standing Triple Jump (1 boy + 1 girl per school)
- Vortex Howler Throw (1 boy + 1 girl per school)
- Soft Discus Throw (1 boy + 1 girl per school)
- Soft Shot Put (1 boy + 1 girl per school)
- 6 x 66.6m mixed relay (schools can enter 2 teams: A & B. Teams must be mixed 3 girls + 3 boys in a team)
- Results and event report will be available on the news webpage within 24 hours of the event ending.
- The winner will represent Merton at the London Youth Game. This will take place at Crystal Palace Sport Centre on Thursday 2nd July 2020.
Safeguarding and DBS
MSSP acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the requirements of the Partnership’s host organisation, the Harris Federation.
We recognise that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. We aim to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children and young leaders:
• have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport or physical activity at MSSP events in a safe and child centred environment
• are protected from abuse whilst participating or officiating at MSSP events
All MSSP staff at the event are fully vetted and enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools’ responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.
Spectators will not be permitted entry to school facilities and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents. In order to safeguard children at our events, we will only allow entry to parents if they have been DBS checked and vetted through safer recruitment procedures and authorised to attend by your school. The school will maintain responsible for them at all times. At public sites such as parks we will section off an area for the public where parents that are not with the school party may spectate from.
For more information regarding MSSP’s safeguarding, please click here
If you have any concerns about a child at our event please make sure you say something. The MSSP safeguarding team contact details will be on display at all events or for more information on who to speak to please click here
Please see attached risk assessment for event specific planning and considerations.
MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a FUN, safe and enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we promote our REFSPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. Only designated staff and volunteers will be allowed on the side-lines. All spectators are to remain behind the barriers, providing positive support and encouraging a fun and fair event.
For more information about REFSPECT and codes of conduct for attendance at our events, please click here.
Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event.
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MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but will not be available to tend to less urgent first aid, as they will be delivering the event. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should be with the school team at all times (including travel) to tend to their children during the event.
Comments, Compliments and Complaints
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