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My name is Pete, I am 9 years old.
My favourite game is 'IT‘ and I’m into board games and computer games. I like to be with my friends because I get lonely on my own.
I like school but I hate maths because it confuses me.
Sometimes I worry about being teased.             

Playing Boccia

I just love it when the weather gets nice out, don't you? The sun is shining and it is much warmer now, and I can go outside and play tennis lots more! I love tennis, and it is my favourite sport, but I have found another sport now too, and guess what? It's just for people in wheel-chairs, like me!

It's called Boccia, but you say it like Bot-cha. The way that you play is that there is a big white ball on the court, and the two teams take turns throwing smaller coloured balls at the white one. Whichever team gets their balls the closest to the white one wins! It's great fun, but it can be very difficult. The best part of it is that everyone can play, even if they're not in a wheel-chair, but they don't have any advantage over me because they can stand.

Another cool thing about Boccia is that it is an Olympic sport! Next year at the London games they will be playing it. The people who play are apart of the Paralympics, which is a special division of the Olympics for people who have disabilities, many of them worse than mine. I asked my mum if we can try and go see them play in London next year, and she said maybe! For now I'm enjoying playing Boccia with all of my friends at school.

Before I go, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for all of your nice comments! Lots of you have been complementing my yellow shirt. It's my favourite colour, so I'm glad you all like it too! Have fun and go play outside!

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