- This is a Borough Championships event.
- Open to all primary schools in the Borough, however, due to there being a limited number of places available, please book early.
- Schools may book onto this event on:
- Monday 11th September 2023 at 5pm
- If an event is full, schools will be placed on a waiting list and be notified of this.
- MSSP will contact schools should places become available in the build-up to events.
- This is a Borough Championships event.
- Schools are encouraged to select their strongest squad.
- School squads should be well prepared and have time to practise with the competition rules before attending this event.
Team Requirements & Eligibility
- Age: Year 5/6
- Each school must bring a squad of 12 athletes (6 Boys and 6 Girls)
- Each athlete will participate in 1 Track event + 1 Field event + 1 Relay race
- Please decide which events the children are doing prior to the day and complete the team sheet attached.
- Outdoor athletics arena.
- Track lanes and field events running simultaneously.
Kit & Equipment
- Runners of the same school should wear the same colour tops/bibs.
- No jewellery permitted.
- All children must wear appropriate footwear.
- All other sports specific equipment will be provided.
Staffing and Spectators
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.
- Team sheets must be completed and handed in at registration.
- All events will have separate boys’ and girls’ competitions.
- Runners will be advised per race if they need to remain in lanes or if they can merge into nearside lane.
- Don’t ever cross the track unless advised to do so by MSSP official.
For more information about delivering this sport in your school, visit: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-in-schools
- Separate races for: Boys A; Boys B; Girls A; Girls B
- Relays: Separate Boys and Girls races (all 6 boys run in their team, all 6 girls run in their team)
(Enter 2 athletes per field event: 1 boy and 1 girl – 4 for Vortex Howler)
- Vortex Howler x 2
- Shot Put
- Standing Triple Jump
- Standing Long Jump
- The lanes draw will be randomly selected. There is no seeding for this event.
- Schools will be provided with an event order and timings before the competition.
- Individual and Team Winners: GOLD medals, certificates and Team Trophy.
- Runners Up: SILVER medals and certificates.
- 3rd Place: BRONZE medals and certificates.
- REFSPECT winners – Certificate.
- Participation certificates will be presented to all participants.
- 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.
- There is no planned pathway from this event.
MSSP Duty of Care
MSSP have a duty to take all measures that are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the health, safety, wellbeing and welfare of all participants and any other attendees involved in the relevant event. MSSP have tried to ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken in its duty of care being discharged, and to the requisite standard of care, MSSP have ensured the following guidance and actions have been adhered to and carried out:
- That the advice of the UK Government and public health authorities has been followed
- That the bespoke guidance and protocols issued by the relevant NGB, federation and/or umbrella organisation (if applicable) have been followed.
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/private sports 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 in the ‘Resources’ sections 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
If any staff, adults or children are deemed to be in breach of our REFSPECT codes of conduct they will be asked to leave the event and the Head Teacher of the relevant school will be informed immediately.
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.
Please ensure your school only take photographs of their own students and do not share any photos of other children on social media without consent from that school.
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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
MSSP aims to deliver a first-class service to all of its stakeholders. We see all feedback, whether good or bad, as a valuable way for us to learn and improve. Therefore, we welcome all comments, compliments and complaints. For further details, please click here