This will now take place at Canons Leisure Centre, Mitcham between 10am – 12:30pm only.
- This is a Development Festival event.
- Schools may choose EITHER a Borough Championships OR a Development Competition per each sport, on the initial booking date of:
- Monday 11th September 2023 at 5pm
- They can then book onto the other event, should they wish to for another set of children, on the open booking date, a week later on:
- Monday 18th September 2023
- 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 Development Festival event.
- School squads should be well prepared and have time to practise with the competition rules before attending this event.
- There is also a Rise Gymnastics Borough Championships event being delivered this year.
- Please consider the most appropriate event for your pupils to attend before registering as you may only be able to take part in one event if entrees exceed capacity.
- Schools cannot select the same pupils for the Development Festival and the Borough Championships. In the instance that a Championship team player is also played in a Development Competition team, the team will not be able to progress to a medal winning position.
- If our Development events exceed their capacity for school entrees, priority will be given to schools who are not registered for the Borough Championship event.
- It is our aim to ensure all schools can access at least one of the events.
Team Requirements & Eligibility
- Age:Year 5/6
- Mixed gender event
- Squad Size: 4 pupils – 2 boys / 2 girls
Kit & Equipment
- No jewellery may be worn by gymnasts.
- Religious bands can be worn but must be covered by a sweatband.
- Long hair must be securely tied back.
- Gymnasts have the option of wearing gymnastics slippers.
- Gymnasts should be uniformly dressed in matching t-shirts and suitable gymnastics shorts or leotards and tight fitting shorts.
Staffing and Spectators
- Spectators will not be permitted entry to the school/private sports facilities. Primary schools must inform parents in advance when inviting students to take part.
- All staff attending the event must have enhanced DBS clearance and have been fully vetted by their primary school. DBS numbers, full name and school will be required in advance by the host school.
- For supporting gymnastics in your school please visit www.british-gymnastics.org
- Schools should ensure that adequate insurance is in place to allow their pupils to participate in this school competition.
- Schools are encouraged to register their school with the British Gymnastics Schools Online registration scheme.
- This costs £17 and will enable schools to have access to online resources, newsletters, development support etc. Further details can be found on www.british-gymnastics.org
Format & Rules
Rise Gymnastics Schools Competition Framework for Primary Schools.
British Gymnastics have launched the new Rise Gymnastics Competition format for primary school competitions. The Rise Gymnastics Competition format replaces Key Steps, which now centres around the positive experience of a participant, and the framework directly aligns with the Rise Gymnastics programme and award scheme found within the Partner School Programme. Rise Gymnastics Competitions demonstrate a holistic approach which rewards all participants no matter experience or ability.
The new competition format provides a wide range of competition strands to choose from and offers the choice of 4 different ability levels within each strand.
- Core Skills: Floor Routine
- Small Apparatus choice of: Ball/ Hoop/ Rope/ Ribbon Routines
- Large Apparatus choice of: Bench/ Vault/ Bar Routine
- Working Together: Pairs/ Small Group Routine
Gymnasts are rewarded points for each skill they perform. The positive scoring system allows gymnasts to celebrate their individual performance. The score given to the routine will then correlate to a bronze, silver, or gold award band allowing the gymnast to receive an award based on their performance alone, rather than against fellow competitors.
The Rise Gymnastics Competition certificates and colour stickers are available to purchase from the British Gymnastics Official Shop
Schools Competition organisers pack:
Rise Gymnastics Competition Tariff Sheets SCHOOLS
Rise Gymnastics Competition Entryform SCHOOLS
Rise Gymnastics Competition Information sheet SCHOOLS
Rise Gymnastics Competition Organiser Spreadsheet SCHOOLS
Rise Gymnastics Competition Scoresheet SCHOOLS FINAL
School Competition Routines Document
- Team certificates:
- GOLD: 1st place.
- SILVER: 2nd place.
- BRONZE: 3rd place.
- Individual certificates (boy/girl each discipline and overall):
- GOLD: 1st place.
- SILVER: 2nd place.
- BRONZE: 3rd place.
- Participation certificates will be presented to all participants.
- Results and event report will be available on the news webpage within 24 hours of the event ending.
- There is no pathway progression 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
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