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 PenfoldSquashedA Craft CurriculumBird TableEnid BlytonCut Off 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... Mainstream is the WayHere Joanne talks about the need for more support. Feeling SafeHere Samantha describes her relationship with her college tutor. My Colour’s YellowHere Clenton talks about finding out about dyslexia when he was thirty.