Is this the world’s toughest school run? Children from remote Chinese village have to climb unsecured vine ladders on a vertical cliff between home and class
A group of children in China are facing dangerous journeys between their homes and school because their village is so cut off from the outside world.
Heart-breaking pictures have emerged showing these pupils, the youngest of whom are aged just six, must climb unsecured vine ladders on the side of a steep rock face to go home from school.
The schoolchildren live in a so-called ‘cliff village’, which is situated on the top of a 2,624-foot-tall peak in south-west China, and their school is at the foot of the mountain, reports Huanqiu affiliated with the People’s Daily Online.