It's raining boots in Polish school
Hundreds of Polish school kids are getting a leg up with free rubber boots as they face months next to a muddy construction site.
Officials in the town of Jarocin gave 1,000 pairs of free made-to-fit boots to children and teachers whose school is set in an area where new underground water and sewage pipes are being installed.
Jerzy Wolski, the town official in charge of water systems, said Friday that the city persuaded the construction company to pay 20,000 zloty (£4,640) for the shoes, noting it is just a fraction of the project's 40 million zloty (£9.27 million) price tag.
He said the boots are meant "to give the children some joy and make their lives easier" as the road work continues until August.