For most parents the school-run may seem death-defying, but it usually only consists of a quick drive or walk to the gates.
So spare a thought for the families of Gulucan village in West China, who take their lives in their hands every day with a a school walk which involves navigating a narrow path carved into a 5,000-ft cliff-side.
It is the only way they can get to the school, which with its five concrete rooms is the known as the best construction in the village.
Cliff-top walk: The daily walk to and from Gulucun Primary school certainly takes some courage with a 5,000ft sheer drop on one side
High school: The tiny village can be seen nestled in the bottom right of the picture
School's in: The village pupils line up with teacher Bao, who has worked at the school for 26 years
School drop-off: The children who walk to class each day along 5,000ft cliff ledge | Mail Online