Beyond The Classroom Gates Act 4 Scene 1 Page 4

‘jumped’ out of the window and left your lesson quite abruptly.

That hasn’t been forgotten. [Starts smirking again knowing this is making Mary uncomfortable].

Mary: What? [Getting defensive now] But that wasn’t my fault! They gave me a bunch of hooligans who come into school steaming on either drugs or drink. Lord knows how many times I reported their despicable state to them. Social services should have been involved but instead they changed my timetable because the kids apparently ‘tolerated me’. One day they decide to bunk off school by doing a runner by jumping out of the windows. You know I can’t physically touch them. I can’t drag them down from the desk or chairs for safety. All I can do is ask them to get