It was never like this in Wales. Of that you can be quite, quite certain. In Shanghai, some bright spark thought of the idea of sex-education camp for children between the ages of eight and 13. Difficult to know at what point break even point would have been reached but there were only six boy students and the girls’ camp was deferred. Note carefully the children in the illustration have nothing whatsoever to do with sex camps. They are just enjoying themselves.
Apparently, reports suggest that the three-day camps have proved popular in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, but they have received a decidedly cold shoulder in Shanghai.
The company’s marketing director, Yang Peng said the girls’ class was postponed because there were only five applicants.
Many parents were put off by the price. The camp costs 2,880 yuan ($421) for the three days of education.
Gao Weiwei, a young teacher and the director of the Shanghai branch of the company, said to the six boys aged between nine and 13 in her opening remarks, "We are going to have a really private talk which cannot be shared with girls or strangers." But the boys seemed uninterested.
Tina Miao, mother of a boy aged 10 in the camp, said, "It’s an information-explosion age and there is much misleading information on the Internet.
It’s better for kids to be instructed by professionals."
Tina Miao, a lawyer, plans to send her son to Britain for schooling soon and is afraid overseas students are more "mature" than Chinese students.
China View reported most families who sent their boys to the Shanghai camp are well off. But Wu Zunmin, an educational expert of East China Normal University, said, "It’s better for kids to learn sex knowledge naturally rather than being bluntly exposed to the information." This is, indeed, the approach used in Wales. You learn behind the bike sheds.
"I doubt the content of a course is copied from other countries. It conflicts with Chinese people’s cultural traditions."