The loneliest British schoolboy

The loneliest British schoolboy

Categories: Children | Europe

Ten—year-old Aron Anderson is the only student at a school on the remote Scottish island of Out Skerries. He goes to lessons alone, has lunch alone and also plays alone on the playground.

Aron dreams of becoming a fisherman like his father. He studies English, mathematics, science, cooking and labor. The school has two classrooms, a labor class, a music class and a library.

Aron's tuition costs more than 75,357 pounds a year. Both of his older brothers also went to this school, and now study in the city of Lerwick, which is two and a half hours by ship from Out-Skerries. They come home only on weekends and holidays.

Aron admits that being the only student is strange, but says that he has a lot of classes and he does not want to leave the island.

The loneliest British schoolboy

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The loneliest British schoolboy

Aron Anderson

The loneliest British schoolboy

Aron is in class

The loneliest British schoolboy

Playing at recess alone

The loneliest British schoolboy

 

The loneliest British schoolboy

School

The loneliest British schoolboy

With his dog Tilly

The loneliest British schoolboy

With mom Denis Anderson

The loneliest British schoolboy

With a dog Miles

The loneliest British schoolboy

 

The loneliest British schoolboy

 

The loneliest British schoolboy

 

The loneliest British schoolboy

Aron helps his mother, who works at a local store

The loneliest British schoolboy

 

The loneliest British schoolboy

Out Skerries Island

The loneliest British schoolboy

 

The loneliest British schoolboy

Keywords: England | Boy | Learning | Loneliness | Island | Most | Family | School | Schoolchildren

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