what is our day out about? also include the cliff scene and about the caractors and how briggs changes
Our day out
Our day out was wrote in 1997 by Willy Russell. The plays is about the lack of education and opportunity the children are getting and Willy Russell makes the audience aware of this a school in Liverpool, the children in the progress class ( there are not very clever there are more like rejects) go on a trip to Wales to visit Conway castle, but there have extra time and also land up going to the cafï¿½ and Willy Russell used a stereotype that was around in the 1990's that people in Liverpool were stereotyped to be thieves and in this play he has made this stereotype become realistic. Also they visited the zoo and whiles there some of the children took the animals and tried to take them home with them, and they got to go to the beach and the fairground.
The two main teachers in the play are Mrs kays is lovely and caring, kind-hearted lady, she is middle aged women and she cares deeply for the children the headmaster doesn't trust Mr kays because he wanted Briggs to go on the visit to keep discipline as he knows mrs kay allows the children do what there want as she wants the children to have fun but we also know that he also thinks that that she is a good teacher and in favour of the way she teachers because he says to Briggs '' Theres not many of her type y'know.'' were as Briggs is totally opposite he is strict, doesn't care about the children, always wants to be in control we know this because he says 'Linda Croxley! If you don't behave you will spend the remaining time of visiting Conway in the coach!'' this shows that he always wants to be in control and wants the children that he is strict and doesn't accept any bad behaviour he is also arrogant and also quite brutal
"Right, McNally, go and sit at the back." This shows that he is impatient and he is also rude, he is not polite to the children he expects the children to respect him but the message that he gives the children is that he hates them.
The cliff scene changes Mr Briggs for the rest of the visit as he finds out what the children think of him, the cliff scene is the highest tension point in the play. Briggs becomes more fun and caring towards the children. he also takes the children to the fun fair were there all have fun. he be comes less strict but as soon as he reterns back to school he goes back to his normal strict uncaring self.