Spurred on by the promise of prizes, hundreds of Indonesians pit their wits against the perils of these oil and clay plastered ten-metre high trunks. The game often causes a stampede with children, teenagers and adults all desperate to get their hands on the rewards, including cookers, televisions and bicycles, perched on the top.
School buses play an important and often unsung role in education. Let’s face it: all the time teachers spend preparing their lessons would come to nothing without any students to teach in the first place. What’s more, according to the American School Bus Council, kids are “about 50 times more likely to arrive at school alive if they take the bus than if they drive themselves or ride with friends.” The same article also states that students are “about 20 times more likely to arrive to school alive if they take the bus than if a parent drives them.”
Although school buses have now been standardized for safety, at least in the US, children across the globe arrive for lessons in all kinds of student-ferrying yellow vehicles – from rickshaws to paddle boats – but even here you have to award points for ingenuity. Here’s a look at 10 school buses from around the world that put the “cool” into school.