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Our Day out by Willie Russell is an energetic and humorous play about a school trip to Conwy castle The progress class a class for illiterate children are on a trip to Wales where the liberal Mrs Kay and the strict Mr Briggs have completely different ideas about the day should be organised Mrs Kay and Mr Briggs have two distinct personalities that clash frequently throughout the play and Willie Russell presents both in an interesting and comical way in his drama Mrs Kay is a benevolent and fun teacher who treats the children as if they were her own She always reminds me of a mother hen rather than a teacher Mr Briggs says this and it sums up exactly what Mrs Kay is like and her attitude to the children Her aim on the school trip is for everyone to have fun with the only rule being think of yourselves but also think of others She genuinely cares for the children and wants them to have an enjoyable day out to assuage the social injustice that they find themselves up against Mr Briggs ideology of the children is contrary to Mrs Kays Mr Briggs is a strict intolerant and old-fashioned teacher who is has firm standards and is harsh towards the students Stop Slater walkwalk You boycome here Now stop All of youstop Mr Briggs is shouting as the children get off the coach but Mrs Kay casually walks past and pours out some coffee At the zoo Mr Briggs lightens up a little and we get to see more of the soft and loving side that he conceals in favour of the harsh and angry one He is enjoying himself when he explains about all of the different animal types to the children and in the caf with Mrs Kay he even offers to do a small presentation at school with some slides I didnt think the kids who came
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