The Children's Thoughts of Mrs. Kay in Our Day Out

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The Children's Thoughts of Mrs. Kay in Our Day Out

In the introduction I am going to use a paragraph to describe what the

children think about Mrs Kay and Les's quote about Mr Briggs. In the

story, Reilly describes Miss Kay as 'ace'. When Les stops Mr Briggs at

the crossing his says to a child 'I got him that time. 'Arrogant get

that one is. I think this means that Les has tried to stop him in the

mornings before but has failed'.

Firstly I am going to describe Mrs Kay's and Mr Brigg's relationship

with the pupils.

Mrs Kay seams friendly with the pupils and plays football with them,

but Briggs is more formal with and shouts. Mrs Kay sees the

difficulties in the pupils and is sympathetic. A quote for this is 'we

cant come al the way to the seaside and not go down to the beach.

Briggs doesn't see the problems that the children have and treats like

them like any other children. When they are at the castle Briggs says

'What does perpendicular mean?' A pupil answers him and he is laughed

at. Mrs Kay doesn't enforce any rules on the children and lets them do

as they please. Mrs Kay told the driver of the bus that the lead

terrible lives so he felt sorry for them. She said to another member

of staff the 'She lied like hell'. Mrs Kay lied for the children so I

think that the children may lie as well thinking that it is the right

thing to do. While Mr Briggs thinks that all children should be

treated the same with problems or not. Therefore he acts hard on the

children and is strict, for example 'Reilly. Dickson. Sit down!

Mrs Kay messes around with the pupils. 'A game of football is in

progress. Mrs Kay is in goal.' At this stage in the story Mr Briggs

sees that it is a farce and refuse to cooperate for the rest of the


Secondly, I intend to explore both teachers' opinions about


Mrs Kay lets them run free in the shop, steeling money and food,

taking from the zoo and running a mockery inside of the castle.

In the zoo, Briggs trusts the children to go around the zoo sensibly,

while he has a cup of coffee with Mrs Kay. Some evidence for this is

'All right Mrs Kay. We'll trust them to act responsibly. When they get

back on the bus later, all the children are quite, which is a bit

unusual. Then the zookeepers come on board and take away the animals.
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