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Compare the characters of Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs from Willy Russell

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Compare the characters of Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs from Willy Russell's Our Day Out. Whose style of teaching do you think is best for the progress Class? Mrs Kay believes being friendly to the kids is the best way to teach them. The kids in the progress class like Mrs Kay's way of teaching because Reilly a kid in the School says to Mrs Kay "You're ace miss". On the other hand there is Mr Briggs a strict typical inner City teacher. Who believes discipline is the best way to teach these kids in the progress class Because of Mr. Briggs strict approach towards the kids. The kids don't like Mr Briggs Less says "Arrogant get, that one is". Firstly, I am going to describe Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs's relationships with the pupils. ...read more.

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Mrs Kay doesn't have any rules apart from "That's the only rule we have today: think of yourselves, but think of others as well". She believes the best way for the kids to enjoy themselves is not to have much rules in other words let them free. Mr Briggs enforces many rules he believes using rules is the best way to manage the kids "To enjoy a coach trip we sit in our seats. We don't wander up an down the aisle. We talk quietly to our neighbour, not shout at our mates four seats down". Secondly, I intend to explore both teachers' opinions about discipline. Mrs Kay believes the children should be allowed freedom, and allowed to do things on their own. For example when she let the kids go to the caf� unsupervised trusting them to behave. ...read more.

Conclusion

It seems that Mr. Briggs came from a strict background where maybe teaching was of a higher standard and every child was expected to sit the same GCSE's. On the other hand Mrs. Kay's background would have been similar to those in the progress class as she seems to understand and relate to them a lot more than the other teachers in the play. This strong bond between Mrs. Kay and the kids may make the audience sympathies with her more. Finally, I am going to give you my opinion on who is right, In my opinion Mrs Kay is right to trust the children since the children don't have much hope in the feature. So letting them enjoy themselves is a good idea, at the Same time I have to agree with Mr Briggs idea of not trusting kids who are capable of robbing shops and stealing animals. ?? ?? ?? ?? Our Day Out Name: Sangeeth Jainlal By Willy Russell Candidate Number: 2179 1 ...read more.

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