DALGETY BAY triplets Olivia, Ava and Lucy White have walked through the doors of Donibristle Primary School for the first time – dressed in different coloured bows so teachers can tell them apart!

The girls, aged four, were full of excitement to start their school days but for mum Emma Day, it was three times more emotional!

Emma told the Press: “It was a very emotional day! But it was great to get back to some sort of normality after lockdown.

“They were very excited but I was a bit apprehensive, although after their first day was done it was fine – I think it was just the unknown. It just seems like yesterday that we were bringing them home and then you see them in their uniforms and they look so grown up! It’s all a bit of a whirlwind.

“They seem to be absolutely loving it and come out of school each day very happy.”

Olivia and Lucy are identical and both have much blonder hair than Ava, who has darker hair and a more independent spirit!

It’s all hands on deck as the girls get used to getting ready and out of the door to get to school on time.

Emma added: “We get up extra early but it is still a bit of a rush and stressful! Like any parent, you want them to be looking smart!

“Some of their classmates went to the nursery with them but it’s nice to see new friendships blossoming.

“It’s hard to know exactly what is going on as we have to keep apart as teachers and parents so I try to tease information out of them in the evenings!

“You feel like you may be missing out on some of the magical moments but I’m told that they’re always found doing their own thing away from each other but they know their sisters are around if they need them.”

Emma and her partner, Ryan, are the first to have triplets in the family.

“Yeah, it was a bit of a shock!” Emma added.

“I didn’t even know that you could have two that were identical and the other sibling who isn’t but I have learned a lot of things now!

“Although they’re triplets, they’re all very different!

“I didn’t think they could be so different when they’re growing up the same way and having the same experiences.”