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The school at the top of a Canadian ski mountain

Parents living in a Canadian resort town have created their own independent school on top of a ski mountain after the nearest school to their town closed.

Families in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, were told their children would have to commute two hours a day to reach another school.

Since last September, 19 children aged from five to 10 have made their way up the mountain in Sun Peaks to get to their one-room school house.

Each morning, they take the ski lift to the Discovery Centre school and ski back down home when the day is done.

BBC News joined pupil 9-year-old Juliet McGauchie for a taste of her regular schoolday.

  • 07 Feb 2011