Scoil Chill Ruadhain, 4th Class, County Cork, 17 November 2017
My name is Ben and welcome to my life. I just moved to a new town, Manchester, and it's very hard for me.
I haven't got a lot of friends. The only friend I've got is my dog Jimmy.
The only thing that keeps me going is playing football.
My dad bought me this diary today so that I can bring you on my adventures.
My greatest dream is to play for Manchester United and be the world's best footballer and to win the premier league.
I am an only child. I moved here yesterday and I'm very shy.
We moved because my dad got a new job. He works with the police.
I had a lot of friends in my old town in Ireland and I had to leave them all.
I went to the supermarket today and I met a girl called Amy and she was around my age, 12.
She had also moved here yesterday. She lives in my neighbourhood.
It turns out that she's going to my school.
She told me she was a little bit nervous about school.
After we met in the shops we played football on the road.
I think I have a crush on her...