Teachers Seeing Double as Primary School has Five Sets of Identical Twins

By NewsRoom24 on December 4th, 2014 / Views
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Staff at Lincolnshire primary school are seeing double – because they have to teach five sets of identical twins.
The 10 twins make up a huge 20 per cent of the total pupils at Scamblesby Primary School in Lincolnshire.
Stunned teachers admit they often struggle to tell the pupils apart and even call them by both names to try and get their attention.
Teachers seeing double as primary school has five sets of identical twins1
Head teacher Julie Strawson said, “I’ve been teaching for more than 20 years and this is the first time I have seen so many twins at the same school. I know we have had triplets and twins at the school before – but never five sets at the same time. People have said the reason must be something they put in the water around here but I’m not so sure. To be honest, if they are together in the same class it is very difficult. If they are apart, we usually call out both their names and hopefully one of them will respond. To be fair, the parents do help in that they try to send their children to school dressed a bit differently. It might by a pair of different colors socks, or a different hair band. Anything that helps is very welcome.” The eldest of the identical twins, 10-year-olds Frankie and Thomas, admitted that teachers and even their friends struggled to tell them apart.
Teachers seeing double as primary school has five sets of identical twins
Frankie said, “I support Manchester United and Thomas supports Chelsea. We don’t always get on. We do argue, but most of the time it is okay. I know the teachers can’t always tell us apart and neither can some of our friends.”
Five year-old Katie, who goes to the school with her twin sister Emma said, “We can be a bit naughty because we look the same, but not at home because mummy and daddy can tell us apart – most times.”

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