Wednesday, September 15, 1999 Published at 13:09 GMT 14:09 UK
Teachers see double over twins
The twins file into school on their first day
Teachers at a Liverpool school are experiencing a challenging start to the term - because nine sets of twins have all joined the reception year.
Teachers doubt this has ever happened before, and say they do expect to encounter a few problems identifying the children.
But they say it will get easier, as the twins' personalities shine through.
"It can make it a little bit tricky but what's really important for the children is that they feel happy coming along to our school and that they settle quickly, so we will do whatever it takes to help them."
The school, which already had five sets of twins among its pupils, now has a total of 14 pairs.