Children in our country go to school in a lot of different ways as mentioned below.
1. Bamboo Bridge (Assam)
It rains very much in some areas such as Assam. Sometimes after the rain, there is knee-high water everywhere. Children use the Bamboo Bridge to go to school.
2. Trolley (Ladakh)
To cross the wide and deep river to get to school Children use Trolley in Ladakh.
There is a strong iron rope across the river. On both the sides it is tied tightly with strong trees or rocks. There is a trolley (an open box made of wood) attached with the rope.
In picture 1, a child is pulling out the bucket with his hands. In picture 2, he is using a pulley to take out the bucket.
We can see pulleys being used
3. Cement Bridge
We often need to go across some water bodies, so we use bridges. These are made of cement, bricks and iron rods. The bridge may also have steps.
Differences between a Cement Bridge and a Bamboo Bridge
4. Vallam (Kerala)
In some parts of Kerala, children use a vallam (small wooden boat) to reach school. It is a traditional boat in Kerala which is used to cross small rivers and lakes.
Some other kinds of boats
5. Camel-cart (Rajasthan)
Sand is all around in the desert in Rajasthan. It also gets very hot in the day. Children ride in a camel-cart to reach school.
6. Bullock-cart (Village in the plains)
In villages in the plains, children ride bullock-cart. It goes slowly through the green fields. Some of the bullock carts have roofs but mostly they are without roofs. If it is too sunny or raining, children use umbrellas.
Bullock carts have wheels made of wood with iron rims.
7. Bicycle ride
Some children ride bicycles on the long road to school. At first, girls here did not go to school, because it was too far. But now groups of 7-8 girls easily ride even through the difficult roads.
8. Jugad – What a vehicle!
Jugad is something that is made by using limited resources with minimal expanses in an innovative way. This vehicle is also made by putting together various available parts to serve as a passenger carrier. It is used in Gujarat.
It is a special transport.
9. Children cross the jungle!
At many places, children go through thick forest to reach school. At some places, it is so thick that even sunlight does not pass through. It is also very silent and can only hear the sounds of different birds and other creatures.
10. Moving on the Snow
In the Northern Hills, children go to school through miles of snow. They hold hands and walk carefully.
If the snow is soft, their feet sink into it. When the snow is frozen, they may slip and fall, so they have to stay careful.
11. Rocky Paths (Uttarakhand)
In many party of Uttarakhand children live in the mountains. The paths are rocky and uneven. Although it’s difficult to walk on these but local children easily learn to race up and down.
But no matter whether there is a dense forest, farms, mountains or snow on the way, children manage to reach school.