TEACHERS at a Scarborough secondary school were given a surprise when they returned to work this month – as five sets of twins joined for the new term.
Twins Layla and Brooke Heelas, Emily and Margaret Wilson, Chloe and Amber Gibson, Amy and Beth Pugh and Callum and Jack Lauchlan all joined Scalby School this month.
Kath Baggallay, a teacher at Scalby School, said she had never experienced such a high number of twins starting in the same year.
“I’m very surprised, we’ve never had that many sets of twins staring before, it’s very unusual” she said.
“They’re all settling in really well, they are such a nice group of children, I think they’re chuffed really that there are so many other twins.”
Ms Baggallay said that the sets of twins would be separated in some classes but would be taught together in others so they could help each other settle into the new school.
She added that the sets of twins acted differently with some embracing their independence while others stuck closely together.
Scalby School teaches 900 students between the ages of 11 to 16 from Scarborough and surrounding villages and specialises in the performing arts.