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Hello everyone it’s me again Logan Richards. I hope you are all doing well. Hasn’t it been exciting for us all with this snow? As I sit and type this I am observing a swift fall of snow.  I went sledging with my mum and sister at the weekend but unfortunately, I slipped and was really shocked and distressed because I was covered in mud. A lovely lady helped by reassuring me it was ok that mud was on my clothing. I have to say that I was happy to get home and have a nice shower and a mug of hot chocolate! 

This week I have been home schooled and I’ve been working hard on all my tasks on showbie. This is something I find a little out of my comfort zone as I class school as school and home as home.  I’ve particularly enjoyed history and researching the Chinese New Year. I’m very much into history at the moment in particular the Royals and who had the most power over other Royal titles. I love to know the hierarchy of a lot jobs and positions. This is one of the amazing positives of been on the autism spectrum when we like something we really like it! 

I am very proud of myself and very excited to announce that  I got the part of the Witch in the Wizard of Oz! It was the part I was dreaming of getting. I’m very much looking forward to doing a run through of the script with the rest of the cast on zoom in the not too distant future. Secondly, on the same subject my mum entered me into another online Musical theatre competition where I came 2nd place with the song ‘If I only had the nerve’ I achieved 90 marks and I am also very proud of my younger sister who in the same competition placed second with her tap routine. We are both looking forward to receiving our medals.

As you know I love performing so I did a workshop with the company Stagebox where I learnt 3 monologs from  ‘James and the giant peach.’  My favourite being the earth worm monologue. It was so much fun and I hope to take part in more of these in the future. My musical theatre teacher from SOTA asked me if I would like to enter a separate drama competition. Of course  I was very happy to be asked and worked really hard all week on learning the monologue ‘I wish I was our Sammy’ from Blood Brothers. I am always up for a challenge and I found this particular monologue great fun.

My mum even bought me a new outfit to perform it in so I looked the part! My PA filmed me and then we sent it off to the company. I am very excited for the online competition results. 

To help raise autism awareness I participated in a questionnaire for the amazing charity Aimhigher who support children and young adults with autism and mental health difficulties.  You can find out more about how to get involved on their  facebook page Aimhigher.   Autism awareness day is on 2nd April so be sure to check it out and maybe think about what you can also do to raise autism awareness. 

I’ve been working behind the scenes on something exciting but I am going to share more details in future columns and my fb page so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. Bye for now

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