A dozen at the double

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REGULAR readers might recall a picture featured this time last year in the Mail of 11 sets of twins who all attended Anstruther Primary... well, this year, the school has gone one better.

Despite two sets from last year moving on to high school, Anstruther Primary’s pupil roll now features 12 sets of twins, after three sets were enrolled over the summer.

Deputy head Lynn McMahon said the school didn’t even realise at first it had gone one better this year.

“We didn’t put them all together until we had started back,” she told the Mail.

“We thought it was quite remarkable and, with the 11 from last year being in the paper, we thought we had to get this year’s lot in.

“Some of them can be quite hard to identify but their class teachers normally find a freckle or something to identify them by.”

The dozen sets of twins, which include both identical and boy/girl combinations, are spread throughout the school and nursery, with only the P1s and P6s not having a set of their own.

Ms McMahon added: “I don’t know why we have so many but, throughout the East Neuk, there are quite a lot of adult twins. One of our classroom assistants is even a twin.”