You can download the school pack, posters and other materials in the 'Attachments' section in the bottom of this page
What is it?
Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
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! Odd Socks day will take place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week, Monday 12th November 2018 to help raise awareness around anti-bullying. We would like to invite participating children to make a £1 donation - or any donation you think appropriate - to support us in continuing to coordinate the week every year.
You do not have to raise money to take part - the most important thing is the message of Odd Socks Day - and any money raised for us is a bonus! Make sure you encourage other schools in your local area to get involved!
Choose Respect song for Odd Socks Day 2018
Andy and the Odd Socks have written an amazing toe tapping song for Odd Socks Day 2018. It's call 'Choose Respect' and it encompasses why we do Odd Socks Day. The school pack is written around the song.
Schools: win a visit from Andy and the Odd Socks!
We are running an exciting competition for schools during Anti-Bullying Week! Three schools will win a visit from Andy and the Odd Socks themselves and get to see him perform his song live at school!
We would love for schools to send us a photo or video that best captures how they participated in Odd Socks Day!
- Share your odd socks day on Twitter with us via photo or video
- Use the hash tags #AntiBullyingWeek and #OddSocks
- Tweet to us in Anti-Bullying Week (@abaonline) between 12th - 16th November
Andy and the Odd Socks will select the winning school (particularly looking for the most creative entries) on the 20TH NOVEMBER and we will be in touch to arrange the visit.
How can you donate to the Anti-Bullying Alliance?
We are a small team and are always so very grateful for any fundraising that you do for us to help us keep running Anti-Bullying Week each year in England. If you raise money for us through your Odd Socks Day or anytime in Anti-Bullying Week you can give it to us in the following ways:
- You can donate directly to us via our Virgin Money Giving page.
- Or send us a cheque should be made payable to the ‘Anti-Bullying Alliance’ and posting it to Anti-Bullying Alliance, National Children's Bureau, WeWork London Fields, 115 Mare Street, London E8 4RU. Please make sure you include your name and your address as we like to acknowledge all funds raised wherever possible.
About Andy Day and Andy and the Odd Socks
Andy Day is undoubtedly one of the most popular children’s personalities in the UK and widely known for his antics tackling dinosaurs, investigating baby animals and being on safari. At Glastonbury 2017, Andy launched his brand new rock 'n' roll band for kids, 'Andy and the Odd Socks'. Aimed at primary school children of all ages, Andy and the Odd Socks are all hugely individual and entertaining characters whose message to children is simple: be proud of who you are and be accepting of one another, in the words of one of the best known Odd Socks songs, be 'Unique'. We are delighted that Andy is a patron of the Anti-Bullying Alliance