The idea of the poem is to bring to the reader's attention the joy and innocence of childhood, while at the same time noting the importance of the events of the day. Mrs Kay seams friendly with the pupils and plays football with them, but Briggs is more formal with and shouts. I think he had already planned to destroy the pictures. I think this means that Les has tried to stop him in the mornings before but has failed'. If Mr Briggs were at the counter then this would not have occurred, as his own regimented ideas would have been practiced.
It is later broadcast that the children did steal the animals. Through this character Willy Russell is trying to comment that not everyone feels the same and it highlights that people should be encouraged to question and not take what they see on face value. Elliot This cynical look at a less than ideal marriage keeps the reader at a distance. Willy Russell produced Our Day Out as a moving journey; I feel he is making the point that the journey will not move smoothly if people are trapped in their own thoughts and perceptions of life and are unwilling to change. Dalloway Clarissa Dalloway, the central character in Virginia Woolf's Mrs.
Mrs Kay try's to be friendly and caring because she knows that most of there parents and other teachers give them a hard time so she tries not to be too hard on them. Willy Russell figured if people could relate this to normality, then they would realise the state of the education system. He shouts at her to return but when she threatens to jump off the cliff, he softens and gently talks her down. When they are at the castle Briggs says 'What does perpendicular mean? If it was Mrs Kay, she would let them explore, but she wouldn't mention that she trusts them. Mrs Kay messes around with the pupils. Mrs Kay is trapped by her perception of the idea of deception.
This is the point where he changes. Virginal Woof has successfully created a contrast between these two characters and moreover, Woolf has used several imageries and also symbolisms in the novel in order to help amplify the contrasts. She was senteced to seven and a half years in jail and was recently released from prison. I think this is one of the aspects of a teacher that she lacks; therefore children take advantage of her. The children will be away from the scenery they are used to, which is pollution and houses all one after another.
Set in the 1970s in Liverpool. But the others are allowing the children to gallop around the castle. Throughout the scene, Briggs is distracted by the fact that the children are inside, but the staff are outside. The first view is how the people surrounding the author feel towards the chores to be done that day. The play was set in the 1980s when the class system was a divide between Upper class, Middle class and the Working class, Willy Russell Shows the different classes through the characters of Rita and Frank, how Frank is a middle class… Review of Our Day Out by Willy Russell 'Our day out is an interesting play based on a school trip with a group of underachieving children.
It's to late for them. No performance may be given unless a licence has been obtained. As a side note, the play we read did not have any musical numbers in it but I can't find the version we studied on this site. Briggs as being a bossy individual that things he can throw his weight around and be expecting people to listen to his commands. Willie Russell slowly prepares the audience for the cliff scene by allowing Carol to ask weird questions that shows her abnormal behaviour and makes the audience think more about of her thoughts. It tackles issues and is accessible. Sad, humorous and true to life it tells the story of some underprivileged schoolchildren who are taken on a day's outing by their teachers.
I recommend it to people for a good laugh. March 2011 The major themes in Our Day Out are the lack of education, lack of opportunity and deprivation in inner city Liverpool equaling unemployment and no money for education because of this. In the scene with Russell Eddie and Mickey meeting for the first time. The play focuses on children who are in a remedial cl Our day out was another one of those plays I first read when I was half my age as a teenager as part of school work. They know that if they misbehave, they can get away with it. The centre took Russell's name as his writing in many of his plays puts forward the philosophy that anyone is capable of change whatever obstacles may be in their path, a theory shared by the centre.
Briggs is a completely different person to Mrs Kay. In this scene we witness Briggs' character alter, because he now understands how the children feel about him. Teacher of English Trading As Online Teaching Resources Limited. She is sitting talking to Carol and Andrews. It becomes obvious that Carol doesn't enjoy going to school and living in Liverpool.