Clenton Farquarson: ‘Slow Learner’

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

Here Clenton describes being teased because of the group he was in.

  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson


One of the things that I felt was wrong, 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 – 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.