Did you ever hear your parents or grandparents say things like, “When I was young, I had to walk uphill both ways to school in 10 feet of snow”? Or some other absurd thing about getting to school? Well, I got them beat. Here are 29 scary and dangerous ways that kids actually get to school, it’s almost unbelievable.
How about a 5 hour journey to school?
On a cliff, with about 1 foot of path.
That will take you to one of the world’s most remote schools in Gulu, China.
How about climbing some unsecured ladders to school?
This would be your way to school in Zhang Jiawan Village in China.
This is the way kids travel to a boarding school in the Himalayas
And this is a normal way to get to school in Indonesia.
The kids are pro, but it is a damaged suspended bridge.
In Colombia, children travel 800 meters on a cable.
That is 400 meters above the Rio Negro river.
Would you mind taking a canoe to school? This is how they do it in Indonesia.
A tree root bridge is the way to school in this town in India
The children in Myanmar travel by a bull.
In India, a popular way to travel to school is via a Tuktuk.
Another normal way to school in China is over a broken bridge in the snow.
Or how about in Indonesia on the roof of a wooden boat.
In Sri Lanka, girls have to cross over a wooden plank to get to school.
Another common way to get to there in India is via a little boat.
In India, children will ride a horse cart to school.
Students Crossing the Ciherang River On A Makeshift Bamboo Raft, Cilangkap Village, Indonesia.
How would you like to walk 125 miles to get an education in China?
Or how about walking on a tight rope 30 feet above a river in Indonesia?
Every single day.
In the Philippines, students travel to get their education by an inflatable tube down the river.
It sure makes you appreciate the school bus that you once complained about. Or when you were stuck walking a mile to school. I would much rather take that route to school than any of these.