It’s the end of the day, I put my books away,
And I’m waiting
For the last bell to ring, and then I’ll be heading
Out the door.
But I’m not homeward bound, I’ll be sticking around,
’Cause my extra-curricular activity
Starts at half past three. I can choose from…
Chorus 1Football, netball, drama, dance,
French for beginners or the more advanced.
Keep fit, hairdressing, archery,
Or even Michelin-star cookery!
I acknowledge the fact that a grounding in Maths
And I see there’s a need to be able to read
And to write.
But what I really love is all the other stuff
That school lays on when the work is done,
To occupy some of my spare time. I can choose from…
Chorus 2Cricket, rugby, tennis, gym,
Clarinet, percussion or the violin.
Plumbing, bricklaying, carpentry,
Or how to qualify to drive an HGV!
History is alright and geography’s quite
As for science, well yes, as a subject I guess
It ain’t bad.
But what goes on outside the classroom is what I’d
Love to do for the whole day through.
Oh, how divine to fill my time choosing from….
Chorus 3Painting, sculpture, pottery,
Bee-keeping, farming or forestry!
Sailing a yacht in force-ten gales,
Or even scuba diving with hump-back whales!
Driving cars in a Grand Prix race,
Manning a mission into outer space!
Developing alternatives to fossil fuel…..
All of it’s on offer after school!