Soccer kicks off in the clouds

By Zhang Lang | Updated: 2020-06-03 11:27
An aerial view of Wawu Primary School and its soccer field in the mountains in Zhaojue county, Sichuan province, on May 14. ZHANG LANG/FOR CHINA DAILY

Nestled in the mountains of Sichuan province, Wawu Primary School is known as "the school in the clouds". The educational facility in Abingluogu township, Zhaojue county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, is located 2,700 meters above sea level in a largely barren landscape. Several years ago, a teacher founded a soccer team that became the first of its kind among the county's rural primary schools. Now, every grade has soccer teams for boys and girls. Photographer Zhang Lang reports for China Daily.

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