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Our Day Out "Our Day Out" is a 20th century drama play but also contains comedy in particular places. It is written by Willie Russell and is based around a school trip from Inner city Liverpool to Conway Castle, Wales. The trip is organised for the progress class by their teacher Mrs Kay. Mrs Kay wanted to prove to the school that she could take out her class for the day and no trouble would be caused by it. The Headmaster would probably have not let the trip ho ahead in fear of the school getting a bad reputation, so Mrs Kay organised the trip on the sly, and asked permission for the trip to go ahead while the Headmaster was away. The story revolves around the way that Mrs Kay and the deputy head, Mr Briggs interact with the children and their approaches to situations. Mrs Kay is an open-minded, tolerant and kind-hearted teacher, who is affectionate for the children as people. ...read more.


Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs could not be more unalike. The only similarities that they have between them is that they are both teachers and work at the same school in the inner city of Liverpool. In a way Mr Briggs may want what's best for the children but he takes his approach the wrong way. The children will not show respect and co-operation unless they receive respect first. This is proven in the incident between Mr Briggs and Carol on the cliff top. At first Mr Briggs is angry and tries to tell Carol what to do. "Carol Chandler!... Now just listen here young lady." Carol is not at all affected by Mr Briggs' attitude towards the situation. Carol has fallen in love with the country and doesn't want to go home. "You go. I'm not comin'" Carol then threatens to jump over the cliff edge if Mr Briggs goes near her so Mr Briggs has to stop and consider his actions very carefully. ...read more.


The next day at school I don't think that Briggs will tell the Headmaster that it was his idea to go to the funfair at the end of the day. I also think that Briggs will not mention any of the trouble that they had on the trip such as the smoking because he will want to give a good impression to the Headmaster and make him think that Briggs can keep the children under control well even though it was the progress class. He also would not mention about the incident with Carol firstly because he promised Carol he wouldn't and also because he wouldn't want the headmaster to find out that Briggs begin to feel nervous, edgy and worried because of one pupil. This is the main difference between Mr Briggs and Mrs Kay. Everybody knows that Mrs Kay is nice to the students and concerns for their welfare. Mr Briggs is concerned for the pupils but he doesn't want anybody to know this and doesn't show it in fear of losing respect from both the pupils and the Headmaster. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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