Adam's Alternative Sports Day: An Asperger Story by Jude Welton

By Jude Welton

Nine-year-old Adam dreads activities Day - he frequently comes final within the races and not will get selected for the crew occasions. So he's overjoyed while Mr Williams, the pinnacle instructor, publicizes that this yr there'll be another activities Day with a few very assorted demanding situations. there'll be quizzes, riddles to resolve, and a treasure hunt - every thing that Adam enjoys. ultimately he will have an opportunity of successful something.

But because the pageant runs excessive, how will Adam believe if his ally Josie beats him to the problem Cup? And what is going to they do once they become aware of that James, the hot boy within the category, is cheating?

A enjoyable and soaking up kid's tale, Adam's substitute activities Day is acceptable for kids elderly 7 and over.

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Well done. ” As Adam made his way back to his seat, he watched what looked like a swimming sea of faces, and heard the loud applause echoing in his ears. The children clapped and clapped until he, Josie and James all sat back down at the same table. “Quiet now, everybody,” said Mrs White, raising her hand for silence. Everyone stopped talking. The silence was a welcome relief to Adam, but still he felt flustered and over-excited. “Well done everyone. And particularly to James, Adam and Josie. ” thought Adam.

As Josie was joint winner of the hieroglyph challenge, that meant that she was now in first place in the competition. She thought it best to tell Adam here, rather than in the classroom. When she thought he was calm enough, she started to talk to Adam about the tortoise and the hare. ” Adam looked at her, and nodded. ” “Yes. ” 46 “Well, coming first isn’t always the most important thing. Learning to deal with not coming first is probably more important. ” “Yes. But I wanted to win. It wasn’t fair.

And missed. James ran up smiling. Adam wondered if this was a “nice smile” or a “nasty smile”, like the one Uncle Vernon once gave Harry Potter when they first went to King’s Cross Station in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. When Mum had read this to him the year before last, he had asked how a smile could be nasty. He thought smiles were supposed to be a sign of friendliness or happiness. Mum had explained that usually a smile showed that a person was happy or being friendly. But sometimes people might smile and not be happy or friendly.

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