I slept and ate in school
Within the fenced
compound, life took on a routine of daily chores, exercise and
group discussions for Wong and the other students.
Wong did go home for
"a while". But, like the other students,
school was where he ate and slept for "almost a
"My parents didn't go (to school) because
they were running a business and were very busy. But
they let me join the activities," says Wong.
Once the sit-in
started, the teachers did not come to school
anymore. The students had the run of the place.
"The whole school
was taken over by the students. Two schools, Chinese
High and Chung Cheng, gathered (for the boycott).
Other schools also joined us. Chung Hwa Girls' High
School went to Chung Cheng. Nan Chiau Girl's School
and Nanyang Girls' School went to Chinese High."
What is it like to
live in school and share chores?
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