Strike action affected the kids’ schooling today.


Eliza didn’t go to school. Her teachers took industrial action and so she stayed at home with L, who worked. Eliza, with a little help, baked.

Eliza's cake









Robin has been nurturing a grievance in the weeks since plans for the teachers’ strike were announced. The whole of his school closed – bar one class; his class. It’s been a sensitive subject, but he survived today, not looking too resentful.


Gabe and his classmates had the run of the school as his was the only year unaffected by the strike. He said he wished every school day was like today.

But the teachers were back at work this evening for the school’s awards event. Gabe was one of the two pupils in his class receiving and award for earning the most hall points. The trophies, certificates and prizes were handed out by Kate Goodman of BBC TV minor fame and an alumna of the school.

Gabe award


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