Benjamin, the weakest player in the team, found the ball rolling towards him. My chance! he thought. He kept his nervousness in check and kicked the ball with all his might but the ball curved and missed the goalpost by a hair’s breadth. Benjamin looked down, disappointed in his own ability. He was probably not cut out to be part of the team. The remaining members stifled their laughter and did not give him a second glance. At that moment, Benjamin got a firm pat on his back. When he turned around he saw Winston with an encouraging smile on his face. He said, “Benjamin, don’t worry, you can do it! All you need is practice. Don’t give up, all right?” Benjamin thanked Winston and felt new confidence swell in his heart.
Zhang Xiao Yuan, Primary 5
Nan Hua Primary School