CHINA: Student's Hair Turned White After Walking 4.5 KM To School In Freezing Weather - The Coverage

CHINA: Student’s Hair Turned White After Walking 4.5 KM To School In Freezing Weather

While it is still winter season for many countries, students are still required to attend school. Just like this boy who is a student at Zhuan Shan Bao Primary School in Xinjie County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

The boy, who is in grade three, arrived school on Tuesday (January 9) morning with his hair frozen. This is because he has been walking for over an hour about 4.5 kilometers in minus 9 degrees Celsius just to get to school.

Source: China Daily

The photo was taken by Fu Heng, headmaster of the school, went viral on Chinese social media. He decided not to reveal the boy’s identity but he is believed to be 10 years old.

“It was the first day of their final exams. The temperatures dropped to minus nine degrees Celsius in about 30 minutes that morning.”

Even the school’s gate froze because of the incredibly low temperature.

Source: China Daily

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It is understood that the boy lives far away from the school and is known by his 16 classmates and being a “class clown”. The boy lives with many of his siblings and elderly relatives as one of China’s millions of “left-behind children”, whose parents work in larger cities to make higher wages.

Source: China Daily

It’s great that the school offers him and his classmates breakfast, but unfortunately, the classrooms don’t have heaters because of lack of money. The condition that the children had to go through to get to school is incredibly alarming. One of the students suffered frostbite from the freezing cold.

Source: China Daily

The boy’s dedication to study has touched the hearts of many netizens, one of them commented,

“All the sufferings that you are undergoing now will enlighten your future road.”

We hope the students study hard and study smart for a brighter future! You can do it! But we also hope the school would be able to gather some funds to install heaters in the classroom for both teachers and students.

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