Clenton Farquarson: Being Singled Out

Clenton Farquarson was born in Birmingham in 1964. He grew up in Birmingham and went to his local mainstream schools.

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Transcript

Everyone knew at school what group we were in. Because we had this A, B, C, D gradings, everyone knew we were the dunce group, the slow learners, and school for me was painful, because kids can be cruel and going through school I ended up fighting a lot because I was teased a lot about being a slow learner. The other strong memory of school is the teachers asking me to read out loud. And I remember the book was Tom Sawyer and it was - to read it out to the school. And I got a panic attack, because in my head all the teacher was saying was, 'Now, Clenton, read out your paragraph, read out to the class,' and it just made me so anxious