Beyond The Classroom Gates Act 1 Scene 2 Page 1

Mary walks into the staffroom. There are a number of staff huddled together discussing a heated topic. Mary chooses to ignore the commotion and check her pigeon hole which appears to be empty till she spots a small laminated coaster bearing the school’s logo but looking rather different hidden at the back. She hears giggles from the group in the corner as she pulls the object out to see what it is.

Les: Oh look, she’s got one! [Starts laughing hysterically]

Mary: [Glancing up at Les and looking confused] I’ve got what?

At that point, the Deputy headteacher Jane walks into the staffroom looking rather annoyed.

Jane: [In a stern tone looking at Mary] Do you know anything about