Well said! Seems a novel concept these days. Along with it goes too much prescription. As soon as there is certification, out goes spontaneous learning. We need more trust in teachers to facilitate learning in some non exam subjects and children might catch a love of learning and develop enquiring minds outside a classroom environment.
Its fine to play sport because it's a giggle and makes you feel better, it's fine to do art because its relaxing, its great to play a musical instrument because you enjoy it. Its even fine to learn how to speak French so you can enjoy travelling around the country, without being able to memorise an essay on how how you spend the school day