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 13th November 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!
If you take part in Odd Socks Day you can enter to win a visit from Andy Day and his band 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.
We will be running an exciting competition for schools during Anti-Bullying Week. Schools that participate in Odd Socks Day are eligable to enter using the method below. The winning school will receive a visit from Andy and the Odd Socks themselves early next year!
- Share your odd socks day on Twitter with us via photo or video
- Use the hash tags #AntiBullyingWeek and #OddSocks
- Tweet to @abaonline in Anti-Bullying Week between 13th – 17th November
We don't want you to miss out: If you can't share photos of children on social media you can still enter. Either share a photo of their odd socks alone without their faces in or you can email us what you've done to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Unique by Andy and the Odd Socks
This song encompasses the theme for Anti-Bullying Week which is celebrating what makes us all different and all equal.
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 'Anti-Bullying Alliance' and be sent to NCB, 8 Wakley Street, London, EC1V7QE. Please make sure you include your name and your address as we like to acknowledge all funds raised wherever possible.