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.

Here Anthea talks about her wish to go to ‘normal’ school.

  • Anthea Penfold
  • Anthea Penfold


Well 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.

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