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Category Diary of a Neurodiverse Schoolboy

The secret Tourette’s and ADHD in Me, a Diary of an 80’s Neurodiverse Schoolboy

Going to a mainstream school undiagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD and High functioning on the spectrum made for some interesting times.

I decided bite size chunks of my schooldays would be the best way to share the calamity and hilarity of my school life.

The names of some people have been changed to save their blushes.

The flying onion

Home from school and my tea shovelled down, I’m off out to call for my mates. I never know who will be coming out, I go to Paul’s house first, he joins me and we head off to call for… Continue Reading →

‘The Hyperactive Jellyfish’

As usual I set off late to school with half of a broken pen, splintered shatterproof ruler, rolling eyes and a tic in my neck. Although I arrive late, I just make it to registration, which surprisingly goes well without… Continue Reading →

The Bunsen burnt bench

Something doesn’t feel right today as I walk to school, when i pass through the gates and approach the entrance my whole body feels a bit weird. Opening the double doors they creak loudly, the sound is very irritating and… Continue Reading →

The angry art teacher

I like Art, It’s a good lesson and I feel less twitchy when I’m busy painting and drawing. Mr Mizer our art teacher looks a bit like a farmer and the word around the school is he actually lives on… Continue Reading →

Corridors for classrooms

Its Biology with Mr Montego, we have only had him a few times before, he’s a nice teacher; his only downfall is he dresses like Michael Jackson, also he rides a motorbike to school which sounds like a hairdryer. Other… Continue Reading →

The solitary school cell

  Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy It’s Monday morning registration, Mrs Smales hadn’t started the register before Mrs Julene the head of year walks in, this woman hates me with a passion. She is stood… Continue Reading →

The leotarded footballer

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy PE is always a guessing game; we never know what we will be doing until we are through the changing room doors even then all we know is if it’s… Continue Reading →

Slapped face and broken panes

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The bell rings to signal end of registration, the class jumps into action and heads for the door. Its best to hang back and let them all get out first… Continue Reading →

School Trip Trouble

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The best school trips are the ones you spend the journey there and back with your mates singing and having a laugh on the coach, much better than being in… Continue Reading →

Express yourself and leave

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Music exam, brilliant, I love music. Miss McQueen is a great music teacher, she is often fun and frequently funny, I don’t get along with most teachers and most teachers… Continue Reading →

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