A straight-A pupil in China has been forced to do his homework every day on an overpass because his home is too dark.
The boy's ill mother accompanies the eight-year-old on the 164-foot-high flyover whenever he writes on his workbooks as cars travel past them.
The boy, who is a second-grade pupil, said his wish for the New Year is to have a desk lamp, that way he would be able to write at home.
Qu Sinian, a second-grade student in China, writes his homework every day on a flyover
The eight-year-old boy, a straight-A pupil, has to sit outside to write as his home is too dark
Sinian (pictured with his mother) lives in a small room next to the overpass with his parents
The boy, named Qu Sinian, lives with his less-fortunate parents in a small rental room next to the overpass in Guiyang, southern China, according to reports.
He writes his homework on the overpass for about four hours every day until nightfall.
Sinian's mother, Li Gaoju, told a reporter while weeping: 'Our room has poor lighting. It's too dark. Our family is too poor. (He) has to come here to do homework, there is no other way.'
The boy's mother accompanies the eight-year-old on the 164-foot-high flyover whenever he writes on his workbooks. She said: 'Our house is too dark. There is better lighting outside'
Sinian writes his homework on the overpass for about four hours