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One Class…Five Sets Of Twins

A teacher in the UK was surprised to find out that 1/2 of her class was made up of twins.

“One set of twins is fairly unusual, but to have five sets in a class is something I’ve never heard of. It can get confusing to say the least.”

She added: “We’ve no idea why there are so many in the class. There must be something in the water.”

The twins, aged two and three, make up half of the nursery class at the school’s newly-formed Flying Start nursery.

And the ten – six of whom are identical twins – could even go right through their school careers together because they live in the same catchment area and are the same age.

Their appearance in one nursery together is so unlikely that mathematicians have calculated its probability as almost zero.

Playgroup leader Carol Mansell said: “They are adorable. They are like little angels – although they can be little devils sometimes too.

“The blonde little girls Rebekah and Teagan Wheatley are behaving so well today. They’ve been brilliant.

“And the Bugby twins Callum and Damian are full of mischief. They are lovely but I don’t know where they get their energy from.”

Her colleague Lynda Gould added: “The children all mix well but twins have a special bond.

“It is lovely to see how close they are. If one of them is not around the other is less sure of themselves.

“It is hard to tell which one is which sometimes but you’d be surprised how often we get it right.”

All 10 children were born between April and September 2004, and have been attending the nursery since it was set up in January with funding from the Welsh Assembly.

Fertility can’t be blamed for 3 of the 5 sets. Identical twins occur spontaneously, they can’t be created using drugs…



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Lisa Arneill

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