Team Requirements & Eligibility
- Age: Year 5 & 6.
- Schools must bring exactly 9 boys & 9 girls.
Open to all primary schools in the Borough, however there are a limited number of spaces available.
This event will be held over two sessions to cater for as many schools as possible.
You will be notified closer to the event which session you will be competing in.
Spectators will not be permitted entry and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents.
- Schools will compete in the same group for all events. They will move round the events as per timetabled in the event brochure.
- 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
- See sportshall guidance documents for more details - www.sportshall.org
- 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.
- Certificates will be presented to all participants.
- Each child must compete in 2 track & 2 field events.
- Team sheets must be completed and handed in at registration.
- Descriptions of all events are below. All events will have separate boys and girls competitions.
- IMPORTANT TO NOTE - Athletes are not allowed to Forward Roll in Over/Under or Obstacle Relay races. Batons/bean bags should be exchanged.
1 + 1 Lap Relay – Two athletes complete one lap each.
Chest Pass – Throw the ball as far as possible from standing (2 attempts).
2 + 2 Lap Relay – Two athletes complete 2 laps each consecutively.
Vertical Jump – Stand with back and heels against the wall, arms above head, mark height. Then jump with chalk to measure actual height jumped (2 attempts).
6 Lap Paarlauf – 2 athletes run in turn over 6 laps. Athletes can choose the order and the number of laps they run.
Speed Bounce – Jump two footed from side to side over the barrier. As many jumps as possible in 20 seconds (1 attempt).
Obstacle Relay – Obstacles are placed along a linear track in one direction, with a straight run home in the opposite direction. Four athletes compete.
Standing Long Jump – Two footed jump as far as possible from standing (2 attempts).
Over/Under Relay – As above only with tunnels and hurdles. Four athletes compete.
Standing Triple Jump – One long hop, long step onto opposite foot, then long jump to stand on two feet. From standing (2 attempts).
4 x 1 Lap Relay – Four athletes complete 1 lap each.
Soft Javelin - The javelin is thrown from a standing position with both feet behind the throwing line and in contact with the floor. (1 attempt).
- Boys’ and girls’ results will be added together to get an overall team score.
- The results of the winners from both sessions will be compared to provide an overall winner.
- 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 Sporthall Athletics Qualifiers. This will take place at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Thursday 27 February 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 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.
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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.
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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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