One-off birthday: 11 on 11/11/11!

Two classmates both eleven on the eleventh of the eleventh, two thousand and eleven. Ethan Padden and Morgan Shaw
Two classmates both eleven on the eleventh of the eleventh, two thousand and eleven. Ethan Padden and Morgan Shaw

TWO Chapel-en-le-Frith classmates are preparing to celebrate a very special 11th birthday tomorrow (Friday) — on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the eleventh year of the century.

Morgan Shaw and Ethan Padden, who both attend Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School, will turn 11 on 11/11/2011.

And in addition to the unusual calendar quirk, Morgan, of Grange Park Avenue, was born just shy of 11pm – at 10.45pm.

Maxine Shaw, Morgan’s mum, said her son would be marking the symmetrical date with a sleep-over.

“We’re going to let him stay up until 11 minutes to 11pm,” she added.