Thursday, November 17, 2011

VIDEO: Chinese Kids Insane Commute to School


Children from the Pili Village in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, are forced to climb cliffs and cross freezing rivers to reach their school. It takes them two days to finish the crazy 125-mile commute through the mountains.
Every term, village officials and teachers come to the village collecting the 80 school kids that live there, escort them to the boarding school, then send them back at the end of every semester.


The pupils climb over rocks finding foot and handholds that would make even a goat think twice.
So, the next time your you hear one those when-i-was-your-age-we-had-to-walk-miles-to-school speech, just show them this video:

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