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Posted Tue 4th May 2021 at 14:55 by Noah Barnett


For the volunteering element of his DofE bronze award, 14 year old Noah will be writing a weekly blog for 12 weeks

Week 1: An Introduction

My name is Noah. I'm 14 and I have TS.

I have lots of interests like gaming and bikes. I've always wanted to do parkour, but my parents won't take me to lessons because they don’t want me climbing all over strangers' property! I go out on my bike a lot, and I taught myself how to wheelie. I can do it fluently now until my hand gets tired from using the back brake. I also enjoy hacking popular games such as Minecraft, which makes me able to do lots of stuff that I can't normally do in the game. I also enjoy seeing friends mostly when I'm on my bike though.

There's also school (which I don't mind) but what I do find frustrating is the homework! I also have to fit in karate, music production lessons, piano lessons and the DofE each week, which is a lot of things to do on top of my school work.

TS annoys me quite a lot as it makes me feel abnormal, but it still hasn't stopped me yet! I'm going to try and make blogs every week from now on so that you can get to know more about me.


Week 2

It’s me again, Noah.

Did I say that one of my hobbies that I like to do outside of school is music production (this is basically where you create music on a computer rather than live instruments and recording in this way is used by most music artists today). I like music prodiction because I can express myself and create whatever I want on there as there are no limits. I also enjoy the fact that when I concentrate on it, I do not tic. It's like the brain forgets to tic when I'm doing my music production! What also helps me is that I can save my work to look back on in the future and see how much progress I have made.

Another hobby i have is doing tricks on my bike, I like doing these tricks because when i am in the middle of doing a trick it feels really good, but I think I’ve already told you that!

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