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 PenfoldA Craft CurriculumBird TableSquashedEnid 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... A Fantasy WorldHere Belinda describes how she coped with the loss of her family. Snowdon with a Pac-a-MacHere Richard talks about taking part in field trips at school. One Day a WeekHere Maresa talks about attending mainstream primary school, one day a week.