If I Could Change Something Anthea Penfold: I Could Have Shone Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldSquashedBird TableCut OffEnid BlytonA Craft Curriculum Here Anthea talks about her wish to go to ‘normal’ school. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/could-have-shone.mp3TranscriptWell I would have loved to have gone to normal school, I really would. I think I could have shone. I wouldn’t have had the hang-ups about my family. It cut me off from my family so much. I felt a stranger the moment I went home. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... Taking the MickeyHere Etty describes her painful memories of being teased as a child. Best Friend AwardHere Zara talks about how her school rewarded her friend. A Traumatic EventHere Belinda remembers starting school.