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July 26, 2013

Parents in HK riled over summer English camp

teach-English-in-Hong-KongA secondary school in Hong Kong wants new pupils to take a compulsory five-day English language summer camp, angering some parents.

A secondary school in Tai Po is insisting all first-year pupils attend an English-language summer camp at a cost of HK$880 per child, one parent said.

The enrolment violated the children's right to enjoy summer holidays, the parent said.

The five-day session will run from Thursday to August 2 and will be held at the campus of direct-subsidy Law Ting Pong Secondary School.

The school announced that attendance was mandatory in a programme brochure.

Camp instructors are native English-speaking undergraduates from Canadian universities, according to the brochure.

Read the full story from the South China Morning Post.

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