Ballimore Public School
Ballimore Public School is a small country school in central-west NSW. One class there with just seven students has been studying the Olympic Games and will now move on to the Paralympic Games.
I promised their teacher Lee that I would write a specific BLOG for them..
I am still in Perth training but looking forward to leaving on Saturday and spending a day in Sydney with my family before the whole Paralympic team flies out to Beijing on Monday morning.
Make sure you watch us compete in the various sports on ABC 1 and ABC 2. I think the Paralympic Games are much more interesting than the Olympics... but I'm biased.
Thank you so much for focussing on me as an athlete at this Paralympic Games. It's great to know people will be barracking for me.
Good luck with your study and I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day soon.
14 Comments Posted
Steph-Sean-Alex | Friday, 29 August 2008 5:22:57 PM
Class K/1/2 Ballimore Public School | Monday, 1 September 2008 1:00:54 PM
Class K/1/2 Ballimore Public School | Tuesday, 2 September 2008 12:48:34 PM
Saally, Joe, Hayley, Larissa, Hailey, Lucy & Owen.
sally from Ballimore | Wednesday, 3 September 2008 5:13:17 PM
Tess | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 2:47:31 PM
I think you are amazing to be able to live with one leg for so long you are a hero.
I look forward to see you in the Paralympics.
The Paralympics are much more exciting than the Olympics.
Cassie & Angie | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 2:49:14 PM
Tony French | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 2:52:45 PM
Ruby | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 2:54:58 PM
I look foward to seeing you compete on ABC1.It's amazing that you can cycle with one leg you are my hero.
I really wish I could watch you at the stadium.
ROCK ON AUSTRALIA!!!
Maddie & Georgia | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 2:57:25 PM
Dean Walk | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 2:58:04 PM
Josh | Wednesday, 10 September 2008 2:59:41 PM
Georgia | Friday, 12 September 2008 9:55:50 PM
Georgia | Wednesday, 17 September 2008 9:14:33 PM
Penni | Thursday, 18 September 2008 11:44:56 AM
I wanted to write and thank you for watching Michael (my husband) compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
He arrived home late on Tuesday afternoon and hasn’t done much apart from sleep since. It’s been a busy few months for him and he hasn’t been home since mid-August so he is very happy to be here.
It’s been wonderful for him to have so much support from home, particularly being so far away from family and friends. It was a great experience for him and one he will never forget.
Although he wasn’t that happy with his performance, he did enjoy the road race and plans to continue competing at a local level for the moment. Whether he will go on to compete at a national level or at a Paralympic level is a decision for the future.
In November Michael will take part in the Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge – a five-day adventure race. He has already started training. I know they make a TV show out of it so you should be able to watch him race then as well.
He will continue his blog periodically so you can read that and keep up to date.
Thanks again for your support. Hopefully we will both be able to visit the school at some stage to say thanks in person.