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(Telegraph)   When I was your age I had to walk to school along a cliffside and follow a tightrope across a river   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 31
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2013-05-04 05:28:22 PM
That really was interesting. The "Bring your own desk" policy especially.
 
2013-05-04 05:56:00 PM
How did the school get up there? Is there no other place for a school?

/At least these children don't have the burden of going without Jesus like every student in Fartbongo's America.
 
2013-05-04 11:01:09 PM
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Kid on the right: "get out of my way, paparazzo."
 
2013-05-04 11:06:34 PM
They should do what she did:
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2013-05-04 11:10:15 PM
I see your cliffside walk and tightrope and raise you a zipline crossing a 1200 foot deep canyon.
 
2013-05-04 11:11:57 PM
How bad is home schooling in Indonesia?

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2013-05-04 11:18:10 PM

Tyrosine: I see your cliffside walk and tightrope and raise you a zipline crossing a 1200 foot deep canyon.


Holy Crap !!!
 
2013-05-04 11:22:38 PM
 
2013-05-04 11:23:46 PM
Either move or move the school.
 
2013-05-04 11:26:49 PM
I bet these kids are better students than 90% of our precious snowflakes that get dropped off at the door in the hummer and have their homework done by a private tutor, before they go to college, join a slutrority, and marry a stockbroker.
 
2013-05-04 11:29:08 PM
What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories.  Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?

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2013-05-04 11:49:43 PM

jtown: What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories.  Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?


Here is a thought: those locations are the "slightly more accessible locations".

I suspect that in many cases the reason the schools are in caves and such is because it is not economically feasible to transport and build a modern school building in those remote locations. Many of those villages apparently do not have the funds to even repair a bridge. :-(
 
2013-05-04 11:53:16 PM

worlddan: jtown: What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories.  Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?

Here is a thought: those locations are the "slightly more accessible locations".

I suspect that in many cases the reason the schools are in caves and such is because it is not economically feasible to transport and build a modern school building in those remote locations. Many of those villages apparently do not have the funds to even repair a bridge. :-(


But China's got the money to build empty cities...
 
2013-05-04 11:58:43 PM

jtown: worlddan: jtown: What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories.  Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?

Here is a thought: those locations are the "slightly more accessible locations".

I suspect that in many cases the reason the schools are in caves and such is because it is not economically feasible to transport and build a modern school building in those remote locations. Many of those villages apparently do not have the funds to even repair a bridge. :-(

But China's got the money to build empty cities...


Well of course. If the schools are difficult to reach in these rural areas, imagine the effort to get to the polling booth.
 
2013-05-04 11:58:44 PM

jtown: What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories. Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?


These are obviously people who take their "when I was a kid" bragging rights very seriously.
 
2013-05-05 01:14:14 AM
The schools in seemingly crazy locations likely serve children over a large area. If you move it to be closer to the students who walk five miles, you've increased the distance for other students. Place it on the other  side of the shaky bridge, now kids who live on the old side have to cross it.
 
2013-05-05 01:16:32 AM
What is this, a school for Altairs?
 
2013-05-05 01:20:14 AM

Fark Me To Tears: jtown: What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories. Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?

These are obviously people who take their "when I was a kid" bragging rights very seriously.


Or they're just waiting for the Dragonborn to show up.

Some of those locations look stunning, especially the gorge with the donkey.
 
2013-05-05 01:30:37 AM
Unfortunately they have to eat their lunch  here
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2013-05-05 01:35:43 AM
Craziest Child Goes to School example must be the one I saw in a documenatry years ago.

These kids lived high in the mountains - might have been in Tibet - so every spring/ school term they have to descend down to wher the school is....miles down the hill.
BUt because of the climate, these guys are living in snowy/ icy area and as such they descend through mountain routes covered in glaciers, melting ice and snow. At one point they had to walk on melting ice to cross a river. If they had fallen in they would have been swept away. It was freakin nuts.

One really old guy and two kids, a boy and a girl did this. I'd have been all Western Culture about and said fark this, I'm going home.
 
2013-05-05 01:38:09 AM

GungFu: Craziest Child Goes to School example must be the one I saw in a documenatry years ago.

These kids lived high in the mountains - might have been in Tibet - so every spring/ school term they have to descend down to wher the school is....miles down the hill.
BUt because of the climate, these guys are living in snowy/ icy area and as such they descend through mountain routes covered in glaciers, melting ice and snow. At one point they had to walk on melting ice to cross a river. If they had fallen in they would have been swept away. It was freakin nuts.

One really old guy and two kids, a boy and a girl did this. I'd have been all Western Culture about and said fark this, I'm going home.


Oh yeah, it took them days to get down the mountain. They had to find crevices and shiat to stay overnight in.
 
2013-05-05 01:51:45 AM

GungFu: GungFu: Craziest Child Goes to School example must be the one I saw in a documenatry years ago.

These kids lived high in the mountains - might have been in Tibet - so every spring/ school term they have to descend down to wher the school is....miles down the hill.
BUt because of the climate, these guys are living in snowy/ icy area and as such they descend through mountain routes covered in glaciers, melting ice and snow. At one point they had to walk on melting ice to cross a river. If they had fallen in they would have been swept away. It was freakin nuts.

One really old guy and two kids, a boy and a girl did this. I'd have been all Western Culture about and said fark this, I'm going home.

Oh yeah, it took them days to get down the mountain. They had to find crevices and shiat to stay overnight in.


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2013-05-05 01:57:32 AM
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Does not appear to be appreciating the drop-dead beauty of his little spot in paradise.
 
2013-05-05 07:46:47 AM
I like the classroom in the cave idea.
 
2013-05-05 08:51:01 AM

jtown: What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories.  Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?


These are remote mountainous locations in developing countries.  There are small settlements everywhere, but not every village has and/or can afford a school, so children will indeed have to cross mountains, rivers and cliffs in order to get to the nearest school.  I've been to a few of these places in China; don't let images of modern Beijing and Shanghai fool you; the people inland are still extremely poor.
 
2013-05-05 10:35:11 AM

Kevin72: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 300x187]

Does not appear to be appreciating the drop-dead beauty of his little spot in paradise.


If you had to walk nine miles to school every day (and uphill, both ways), I imagine even Paradise's scenery would get boring after a while.
 
2013-05-05 12:32:34 PM

Mouser: Kevin72: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 300x187]

Does not appear to be appreciating the drop-dead beauty of his little spot in paradise.

If you had to walk nine miles to school every day (and uphill, both ways), I imagine even Paradise's scenery would get boring after a while.


Indeed. Especially with what should be carried as a backpack is tied to his forehead.
 
2013-05-05 12:43:00 PM
Makes gym class kind of redundant.
 
2013-05-05 01:15:39 PM

stuffy: Makes gym class kind of redundant.


Give the kids a choice:

1. Make it home alive in time for dinner
2. Dodgeball

and see who chooses to ride into the danger zone.
 
2013-05-05 03:15:52 PM

jtown: What I don't get is the "school is located halfway up a mountain" and "school is located at the top of a cliff" stories.  Didn't it ever occur to them to build the schools is slightly more accessible locations?

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but i NEED marmite.

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2013-05-06 12:27:06 AM

HighZoolander: and see who chooses to ride into the danger zone.


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