Renfrewshire’s pupils headed back to school for a new term today, and at one school it was double the fun as two sets of twins started Primary 1.

Twins at St Catherines PS. James Harkness, Stuart Harkness, Caris Orr, Kacey Orr

James and Stuart Harkness, and Kacey and Kariss Orr were enjoying their first day at St Catherine’s Primary in Paisley this morning.

Teresa Brown, Headteacher of St Catherine’s Primary School, said: “Welcoming our new Primary 1 class into the school is always a good day, but with two sets of twins there will be even more excitement for the young ones.

“It’s an emotional day for parents and grandparents too as they watch their children go into school for the first time.”

For almost 25,000 pupils across Renfrewshire’s 11 secondary, 49 primary and two additional support needs schools, today was the first day of term.

Renfrewshire Council’s Convener of Education and Children’s Services Policy Board, Councillor Jim Paterson, added: “The first day of school is always filled with excitement as well as nerves and I wish all the very best to all our pupils as they start this new school year.

“Here in Renfrewshire we want to make sure all our pupils can reach their full potential, regardless of their background, and as one of nine local authorities taking part in the Scottish Government’s Attainment Challenge, we will be broadening our approaches to literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing.”