Five sets of twins in the same year group at Barrow school
Last updated at 16:29, Friday, 20 September 2013
TEACHERS and pupils are seeing double over and over again at one Furness school.
Remarkably Newbarns Primary School has FIVE sets of twins this year who are ALL in the reception group.
The Barrow primary has welcomed two sets of identical twins and three sets of non-identical twins among its new school starters this term.
They are; identical twins Tilly-Dora and Poppy-Joy Thwaites, four, and Ellis and Elliot Turner-Lowther, five; and non-identical twins William and Noah Spencer, four, Aiden and Ashton Charlton, five, and Emily and Isabel Overend, four.
The twins are in the two reception classes, the Robins and the Wrens, which are based in the same open plan unit and the children enjoy free play together.
Emma Foote, one of the teachers with the Robins, said: “We have only ever had one set of twins in a class, maybe three across the whole school, but five in the same year, in the same room is amazing.
“We are getting much better now at telling them apart, it is confusing, but the children are correcting us.
“They are so different in every way. They look the same, but they have different personalities and characters.”
When the children had their photographs taken in class even Ellis and Elliot struggled to identify themselves at first.
The parents of the twins had the choice of keeping them in the same class or splitting them up between the Robins and the Wrens. Tilly-Dora and Poppy-Joy and William and Noah are in different classes to their siblings.
David Thwaites, 29, of Barrow, the father of Tilly-Dora and Poppy-Joy, said; “We wanted them to be in different classes because we want them to develop their own characters and make their own friends because they have not been apart.
“I was quite surprised that there are so many twins in reception, it is unusual. We know William and Noah already. It’s nice that so many families chose this school. It has a great reputation and we are really pleased with how the girls are settling in.”
Poppy-Joy, the oldest by four minutes, said: “ I like the jigsaws and drawing,” while Tilly-Dora said: “I like playing with Jennifer and painting.”
Aiden and Ashton’s mum, Makayla Brown, 41, Newbarns, Barrow, said: “When I had the boys I did notice there was a lot of twins. It’s surprising that there are five sets in Reception, I thought it was in the whole school. They love school and can’t wait to come here.”
Ashton said he likes school and Aiden said: “I like playing with the trains.”
First published at 16:11, Friday, 20 September 2013
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It must be something in the water...there are five sets of twins at Crosthwaite School, Kendal too!!!!