Ukrainian teachers
A Ukrainian student. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

Not far from the frontline in eastern Ukraine, the school in the industrial town of Kostiantynivka is bombed out but a handful of pupils are still attending class online.

Children from "seven families are still there... despite what is happening," says their teacher Svitlana Dotsenko, who fled to the southern city of Odesa with her son to escape the fighting and works remotely.

Keeping classes running nearly 17 months into Russia's invasion has pushed teachers to their limits as much as pupils, who are persevering with classes despite the odds.

Dotsenko is one of more than a thousand educators from Ukraine to take part in a course in the Polish capital, Warsaw, to take on the challenges of schooling in wartime.

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