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Guvvi Basra Essay Our Day Out By willy Russel Willy Russel is the writer of "Our Day Out" and was born on the twenty third of August , nineteen thirty seven . Russel attended woolfall secondary school , which he later described as a "badly run school " . Russel left Woolfall at the tender age of fifteen , with no formal qualifications . Life in Liverpool in the 70's was surreal because of the lack of unemployment , and the high level of crime . Poverty Struck the heart of Liverpool . One of the Girls that "Mrs Kay" taught , carol , only had one item of clothing for the week , this is why I called 70's Liverpool surreal . Another reason for the kids bad behaviour was because most of the kids parents had divorced , and this lead to bad behaviour out side the home . Willy Russel found his path to become a teacher , when he went to do an A-Level course at ST Katherine's collage . ...read more.


Mr Briggs also talks down the organise of the trip to Mrs Kay "It's a shamble , the whole ill-organised affair " This is also Mr Brigg's way of showing how he disagrees with Mrs kay style of teaching . Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs have different views on what education should be like and how close the teachers should get to the students .Mrs kay does not mind getting close up with the students . Mr Briggs on the way to Wales , sees Mrs Kay cuddling Carol , when he sees this he goes up to Andrews , sets next to him and makes a personal conversation with him. This also shows he is complying with Mrs Kays student approach and also that he wants to get close to students but he's afraid , I feel this matter occurs in his personal life. Mr Briggs finds Mrs Kay as a threat , Which we can see at many occasions . Willy Russel based his story on the hardship of the Liverpodian life. ...read more.


Then we see Mrs Kay touching carol , but now if a Teacher does that then he/she would get suspended or even sued . Russel used the stage direction very will . His setting was in Liverpool which went well with the story because of the poverty factor .Russel used the stage direction to bring out the personality of the characters . I think when the characters where on the coach , they "came out of the closet ", for example , when Mr Briggs was talking to Andrews , it was his first time interacting with a student .Also Mr Briggs brang out his true feeling about the kids to Mrs Kay . I very much enjoyed the play/story . It showed what life was like ,not only in liverpodian 70's but of all the country . It showed how fortunate we are to have an education system like we do present . Others will view this book on what types of books they like and what the think of the education system . I think most people would enjoy this story . Inclosing I think that this is an insight into 70's life. Guvvi Basra 10 JAT ...read more.

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