There was an impromptu day off school for many children in our region and an extra complication for working parents.
Many schools across the east were either closed completely today, or were open with just a few classes running, as teachers went on strike in a row over pay, workload and pension deals.
Click below to watch Tanya Mercer's report for the east of the ITV Anglia region
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Rather cloudy day ahead with some patchy light rain in the south.