Orienteering Festival KS2

Location

Wimbledon Park (Cafeteria)

Home Park Road, London SW19 7HR

Competition date

7th Jun 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Team requirements

  • Age: KS2 Year 3/4/5/6
  • Mixed gender event.
  • Squad size: 6 pupils per squad
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Clusters

Borough Development CompetitionInclusive FestivalOther

Competition type

Competitions and Festivals

Priority

  • Booking is available to all schools on the initial booking date of:
  • Monday 11th September 2023 at 5pm.
  • There are limited slots available.

Event Eligibility

  • This is Festival-based event open to all MSSP Primary and Special Schools.
  • The intent and principles of the festival have been designed to support pupils learning of the different activities and not be restricted by enforcement of the rules.
  • We anticipate that many children may not have attended one of our sports events before and aim for children to learn more about the sports and skills throughout the day.
  • We endeavour to design our events to be accessible and enjoyable for SEND participants. Please let us know if you plan to bring children with either communication and interaction needs, cognition and learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health difficulties or sensory and physical needs. We will be mindful when shaping our festivals to amend activities to suit any participants with these needs and impairments.

Format

  • Teams will be allocated a starting time slot.
  • It will be their task to navigate the course, finding the control markers on the 18 wooden posts around the park.
  • There will also be an observational scavenger hunt quiz to complete with your team along the way. 

Start Times 

  • 10:00
  • 10:40
  • 11:20

Staffing and Spectators 

  • Wimbledon Park is a public site. Pupils must stick together and always be accompanied by their supervising adult/teacher.

Team Requirements & Eligibility 

  • Age: KS2 Year 3/4/5/6
  • Mixed gender event
  • Squad size: 6 pupils per squad
  • 2 adults to attend per group.

Awards

  • Participation certificates will be presented to all participants upon completion of the course.

Kit & Equipment

  • Comfortable shoes and suitable clothing.

Rules

  • Teams must stick together.
  • Teachers/Adults must accompany squad along the whole route.

Results

  • Event report will be available on the news webpage within 24 hours of the event ending. 

Winner’s Pathway

There is no 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.

REFSPECT 

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.

Photo Consent 

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.  

Social Media 

For information and updates from our events, please follow and use the platforms below.  

Email:info@mertonssp.org.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mertonssp

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mertonssp

First Aid 

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

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