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    Default The children who walk to class each day along a 5,000ft cliff ledge

    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.

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    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


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    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

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    That makes my feet itch.

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    Lord, and helicopter parents wont even let their kids walk 1 block in the fucking suburbs without a tracking chip
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    GORGEOUS. I would love to have that walk every morning. I bet it's a lot safer than some of the stuff we drive in.

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    Yikes. I hope there are no bullies in that group.

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    Wow, imagine if you were hung over or at all ill. THAT would suck...don't want to make a misstep up there.

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    Fuck, this would be the first time I would be pro-home schooling.
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    Holy fuck. Knowing me, I'd have this sick compelling feeling to jump off.

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    Lmao!

    That is exactly what I was thinking. I'd just want to go to the edge of the cliff and look over. I'd probably fall to my death though.
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    The helicopter moms of the world just passed out.

    I saw a mom guiding a 5yo down the slide today...I think she may have dropped dead were her child exposed to such "danger".

    I think that kids understand what is expected of them, and they are expected to walk to school down this path, just like I expect my kids to not sprint across the road without looking.

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