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Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week

Odd Socks Day poster

What is it?

Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality and uniqueness!


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 for Anti-Bullying Week.  We would like to invite participating children to make a £1 donation - or any donation you think appropriate - to support the Anti-Bullying Alliance to continue coordinating Anti-Bullying Week.

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!

Here is last year's pack for schools which gives you lesson plans and ideas to help bring your Odd Socks Day to life.

We'll be launching a new school pack with a new song in early October 2018. 

Andy Day photo

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.

Unique by Andy and the Odd Socks 

This song encompasses why we do Odd Socks Day and helps to celebrate what makes us all unique. 


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.

Andy Day Quote