We've created resources for school that include everything you need to make Odd Socks Day happen in your school this year.
Last year 56% of schools took part in Odd Socks Day. That reached over 5 million children! We'd like to beat that target this year. We've created a pack for you to help bring Odd Socks Day to life in your school. Andy and the Odd Socks have created an official song for Odd Socks Day and we've got two amazing competitions for you to take part in. The pack can be found at the bottom of this page along with a book bag flyer, poster, official song lyrics sheet and much more!
We’ve designed the resources so they can be adapted to the ever-changing situations in schools relating to COVID-19. They could be delivered online, in smaller groups or as whole assembly groups. All the ideas in the pack are designed to help children and adults in a school or early years environment to unite against bullying by celebrating what makes us all unique. The materials are aimed at early years and Key stage 1. This pack contains a 20 – 30 minute lesson plan and lots of activity ideas to help you bring Odd Socks Day to life in your school or setting.
Share your best pictures and videos of you in your odd socks
- How to enter: We would like schools to send us a photo or video that most creatively captures how the school participated in Odd Socks Day. To enter:
- Share your Odd Socks Day photos/videos on Twitter
- Tag us – @abaonline @andyoddsock
- Use the hashtags #AntiBullyingWeek and #oddsocksday
- Deadline: Tweet to us in Anti-Bullying Week between 16th – 20th November. Winning schools will be announced on Friday 4th December.
- Prizes: The lucky winning schools will receive a visit and performance from Andy and the Odd Socks in 2021 (this may have to be a live virtual visit depending on COVID-19).
The Kids Are United - official Anti-Bullying Week 2020 charity single from Andy and the Odd Socks
In support of Anti-Bullying week, Patrons Andy and the Odd Socks are releasing a brilliant cover version of the Sham 69 classic, The Kids Are United – a true youth anthem with a rousing message of togetherness. The Odd Sock’s version features lyrics inspired by video calls the band and the Anti-Bullying Alliance had with school children from all over the country earlier this summer.
The song’s video, made by hundreds of pupils in their ‘bubbles’ in schools across the country, encourages young and old alike to wear odd socks to school or work and celebrate what makes us all unique. The video features 11-year-old dance sensation, Princess K, sharing fresh dance moves in support of Anti-Bullying Week and the amazing choir Libera.
The Kids United charity single - watch the amazing video below by Andy and the Odd Socks with Princess K and Libera. All proceeds kindly are being given to ABA and you can stream the single Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.
Our virtual assembly for Odd Socks Day is here!
Watch our amazing Odd Socks Day assembly with Andy and the Odd Socks and special guests including the amazing Mo Farah and Anne-Marie!
Odd Socks Day in Schools in Wales
We've worked closely with the Welsh government to be able to bring you the Odd Socks Day pack in the Welsh language as well as in English. You can find the resources in Welsh here.
Odd Socks Day in Schools in Northern Ireland
Odd Socks Day in Northern Ireland is brought to you by our sister organisation, the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum. You can find the details here.