Nothing—not a swollen river, a crippled footbridge, or acrophobia—will prevent these Indonesian schoolchildren from making it to first period before the bell rings, apparently.
After flooding collapsed three suspension bridges in the village of Sanghiang Tanjung, students have been shimmying across one of the busted bridges to get to school.
“It’s far if we don’t use the bridge,” said 10-year old Muhammad Ikhwan, to The Telegraph. “It’s about five kilometers to walk.”
These kids deserve copious amounts of praise for their commitment to uninterrupted education, I’m just not sure their commute eclipses this two-day mountaineering gauntlet endured by Chinese schoolchildren in November.
Lesson of the day: Mother Nature better bring her A+ game the next time she even thinks about impeding a child’s education.