On Monday 13th November, we're encouraging the children (and teachers!) to come to school wearing odd socks to launch the start of Anti-Bullying Week.
Anti-Bullying Week 2017 is happening from Monday 13th – Friday 17th November
and has the theme ‘All Different, All Equal’. It is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying
Alliance. and during the week, children will take part in activities around this theme as well as participating in assemblies and lessons.
Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality. There is no pressure on the children to wear the latest fashion or for parents to buy expensive costumes. All they have to do to take part is wear odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler!
THE AIMS OF ANTI-BULLYING WEEK:
• empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
• help children and young people to understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
• encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
• enable teachers and school support staff to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ by celebrating difference and equality and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves