About 30,000 pupils at 80 schools in Wan Chai will have a holiday on the first day of the World Trade Organisation meeting on December 13 to avoid expected traffic jams and protests. The decision follows the Education and Manpower Bureau's recommendation that schools, especially those on Hong Kong Island, close for the day at the start of the sixth WTO ministerial conference. 'We do not know if more schools will have the day off. But the Wan Chai area will be most affected and almost all schools in the district told us that they would make it a holiday,' said a bureau spokesman. At least four in Hunghom - Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School, Alliance Primary School, SKH Fung Kei Primary School and SKH Fung Kei Millennium Primary School - will close on December 13 after the government said traffic in the area might be affected because many WTO delegates would be staying in the district. The schools said the government warned them that protesters might gather in the area. Regarding areas earmarked for demonstrators, a government spokesman said last night that this was still being planned and no decision had been made.