Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The cooks are French,
The policemen are English,
The mechanics are German,
The lovers are Italian,
The bankers are Swiss.
The cooks are Mexicans,
The policemen are South Africans,
The mechanics are Chinese,
The lovers are Australians,
The bankers are Russian.
At an early age children are taught that two plus two makes four.
But pupils at one primary school have quickly learned to expand that basic calculation. And now they know that five pairs of twin’s makes ten toddlers - and one very confused teacher.
The children also know that their twinned friends make up an entire half of the pupils in one class at Pembroke Dock Community School in Wales.
The children also know that their twinned friends make up an entire half of the pupils in one class at Pembroke Dock Community School in Wales. Fran Thomas is in charge of calling out the repetitive register every morning for her nursery class of 20. She is already getting used to doing a double take with the children who were all born within six months and live less than a mile from each other.
I’m not sure how valid the scenario is but it is interesting, that’s for sure. Something to think about.