• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Our Day Out - review.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Introduction This play is set in Liverpool and its about a progress class which is taught by Mrs Kay and who is planning to take her progress class on a trip to Wales and because of all the hard they been doing in the class and it will be good experience for the pupils as well and after planning the trip she tells her class that they are going a trip to Wales the pupils in the class are overjoyed about them going on a trip to Wales. The next day the class arrives in school in the morning and waits for the bus to arrive the bus arrives everyone gets in the bus. Mrs Kay gets in the bus and when it's about to leave the school Mr Briggs is sent on the trip at the last minute by the head teacher making the trip a disaster.Mr Briggs is concerned about the trip which he has not part in organisation should be an educational experience for the pupils and it is appalled both by Mrs Kay in her handling the pupils and when they reach Wales they stop at 4 different places 1st at the shop,2nd at the zoo,3rd at the Conway castle and finally at the beach. ...read more.

Middle

Mr Briggs apologies to the zoo keeper for what the pupils have done and Mr Briggs goes "I trusted you and this is how you repay me. I trusted you all its obvious that trust is something you know notin about" Conway castle They went to Conway castle and Mr Briggs told them to stand behind him. And the pupils asked question and leads them along the passage showing them around the castle.Mr Briggs is furious about the kids and goes to Mr Kay telling her that the trip has been a shamble and look what they did at the zoo and look at them know running shouting and laughing and pulling each other.Mr Briggs is telling mrs Kay that she should do something about kids not just sit and look at them fouling around she should tell them to stop instead of taking there side.Mrs Kay loses his temper telling Mr Briggs what shell we teach them they are just little kids. Beach scene In this scene Carol is standing on a cliff and she thinking of not leaving this place because this place is better then her industrial home place. But is not going to happen because Mr Briggs find her and tell her to come down from the cliff edge but she is not listing to the word that Mr Briggs has been saying to her.Mr ...read more.

Conclusion

Carol changes her attitude towards Mr Briggs this shows that carol has respect for his teacher and at the end Mr Briggs finally persuade carol to come down from the cliff and he promises that this conversation will not be mentioned when they get back to school. Conclusion What makes the scene more effective? I think the tension and the Suspense contributes to the effectiveness of both scenes and l think the audience enjoyed seeing Carol standing up his arrogant teacher and l also think that audience was touched by Mrs Kay behaviour towards the children on the beach treating them like her own kids. Would it have been better to end it as a tragedy? Yes it would been better if it ended as a tragedy. Then Mr Briggs would have suffered the consequences as carol mentions. Carol goes to Mr Briggs that if she jumps off the cliff he would get in trouble when he gets back to school. What would have happened if she would have jumped off the cliff. Many people will tell him off for example:- He will lose his job for certain. Everything would be an uphill struggle for him the moment carol jumps of the cliff. His teacher career would be damaged and no 1 will give him a job as a teacher. I think ending the play as a tragedy will make the audience emotional and it would have revealed how much Carol meant to Wales. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Our Day Out section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Our Day Out essays

  1. Our day out by Willy Russell - review

    Like Mrs Kay said "We bring them to a crumbling pile of bricks and they think they're in The fields of heaven". Carol has enjoyed the day out. She has experienced a new environment, which is respected and learnt there is more to life but she will never get it.

  2. Work experience essay

    They were the best! When talking to the kids I had to be firm with them, but not too strict. With the colleagues I had to act more mature but I was still myself. When working I actually realised that building relationships with colleagues was vital.

  1. Our Day Out - How and why Mr Briggs changes

    Even though Mrs Kay does not appear to get on with Mr Briggs at all she still respects him as she does with everyone, as she is empathetic and kindhearted. Mrs Kay's philosophy on education is one of fun, happiness and merriment, she believes that they are much more important

  2. Discuss the importance of scene 35 (the cliff scene) in Willy Russell's Our Day ...

    'Carol looks at him and a smile breaks across her face... Sir, you should smile more often y' look great when y' smile'. She still wonders what will happen to her when she gets back to school for causing trouble, 'but what about when we get back t'school?'.

  1. Our Day Out.

    "She is saying that they were destined at birth for the scrap heap of humanity. Then Briggs said, "that's a fine attitude for a member of the teaching profession to have," He cant except that it's a waste of time.

  2. Our day out - Willy Russell

    down and actually lightens his tone and speaks calmly as the following quote will show, 'Look ... Carol ... your talking as though you've given up on life already. You sound as though life for you is just ending, instead of just beginning.

  1. Our Day Out. The character who I sympathised the most is Mr Briggs although ...

    tell that everyone doesn't really like him for his shouting and attitude but I think that it is necessary.

  2. Explain how Philip Ridley tries to make "Sparkleshark" appeal to a modern teenage audience.

    The girls swear at each other and show off. Philip Ridley uses realistic language i.e. the swearing "Why are you such a bloody bitch all the time". The language becomes funny sometimes; especially when Russell is talking he is so full of his own importance.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work