Thirteen sets of Bendigo twins set to sit VCE exams
END of year exams can be stressful for anybody, but for a few students at Bendigo Senior Secondary College that burden has eased.
Thirteen sets of twins are set to sit their year 12 English exam next Wednesday morning.
Assistant principal Linda Lyons said it was a school record to have so many sets of twins prepare for exams in one year.
She said as the school year draws to a close she wanted to congratulate the students for reaching such a special milestone.
“Last year we had seven sets of twins completing year 12 subjects which was the most anyone could recall, until those numbers were eclipsed this year with 14 sets of twins,” Ms Lyon said.
“One set of twins recently left to pursue apprenticeships leaving 13 to sit exams.”
Ms Lyon said 15 sets of twins were also in year 11.
Kellie and her twin brother Justin Frost are both studying psychology.
They say despite their connection they wouldn’t be study buddies during their exams.
Kellie said it felt normal to have her brother there to go through the ups and downs of year 12.
“It doesn’t feel any different, he is just my brother,” she laughed.
Next year Kellie said she planned to study education at university while Justin wants to study criminology.
Damara, one half of the Pearson twins, said having 13 years of school with her sister Kendall had definitely had its ups and downs.
It’s almost like having a best friend with you 24 hours a day
“It’s almost like having a best friend with you 24 hours a day,” she said.
Damara said she felt weird being apart from her twin.
She said throughout their schooling life the duo had studied different subjects.
“I am pursing the commerce pathway,” Damara said.
“I am hoping to study accounting at La Trobe Bendigo next year but Kendall is hoping to do nursing.”
Josh Savage said he and his brother Tom were also polar opposites when it came to their subject choices but says they share an important bond.
“It is really special to be studying and revising together and to keep encouraging each other along the way.”
Twins Kelsey and Liam are a little different than the other sets of twins at the school.
Liam spent last year in Sweden as an exchange student and is completing year 11 this year, while Kelsey is preparing to sit her final high school exams.
“We will definitely study together once we are at university,” she said.