Child Prodigies

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Script to introduce the film

A child prodigy is a young person who develops a remarkable talent that is recognisable at an early age

Nine-month-old twins William and Ellenita from Gloucestershire, UK have been showing off their "unusual" swimming ability.

The twins swim at their local pool with their parents, Charley and Vic, and have been known to manage 25 metres - a full length - unaided.

Their teacher told the BBC that she had never seen anything like it.

Twins William and Ellenita Trykush at their local pool in Cirencester

Show the film and use the discussion prompts afterwards.

Why do you think the swimming teachers were so impressed by the twins?

What do you think of the twins' special ability to swim at such a young age?

Why do you think the twins' father thinks they will compete in the 2028 Olympic Games?

Is swimming your favourite sport? If not, what is?

What is your special talent?

If you could have any talent what would it be? Why?

Do you think you can be good at anything if you work hard enough? Why?

Is talent everything?

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