‘Boarding and Day Schools’
And so, a fire has downed another dorm, And nine young lives are gone. The parents are distraught, the teachers lost. Once more, I sing this song. Each year, each term, the nonsense rears its head And takes another life. It’s time we moved to day schools; boarding’s wrong. Our kids must all survive. A child is reared much better when at home To grow with mum and dad. The state must build more schools for us to use. Our boarding system’s mad. Our teachers are professionals, and care, But even they have lives, A need to raise their own, not others’, kids. No other child should die. We all appreciate, and understand Why boarding schools exist. But each dark night, we’d rather have our kids At home, and safe, with us.