Odd socks to celebrate being different!

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The National campaign reached roughly 19,200 schools and 7.5 million pupils. We joined 41% of schools who took part in Odd Socks day to celebrate that we are all different and that’s what makes us who we are!

This year Antibullying week was all about  ‘choosing respect’.

We’ve talked about the importance of  being proud of each other.

We also took the chance to ask the School Council and House Captains to have a look at the Child Friendly Antibullying Policies which had been put together just last year – this quickly ignited a lively conversation about online bullying and what to look out for. The group reminded all the children what they should do if we feel unhappy about anyone else’s behaviour – even if its not directed at them. We’ve run Play buddy training again this year and there is also a play buddy ‘friendship stop’ in the playground in case usual friends are unavailable. Staff reminded children that telling an adult is not the same as telling tales and that its always good to tell a member of staff before anyone feels unhappy…….. we always aim to resolve friendship issues but can’t tackle these unless we know about it so do please talk to us should anything become a concern.

Interestingly the campaign was proud to have

  • Released poll stats about how children feel about bullying and respect. We also found out about how they felt about adults bullying each other. These stats appeared across a range of media including BBC News, Sky News, Loose Women, BBC Newsround, The Daily Mirror, The Independent, The Sun and many radio stations.
  • CBeebies star Andy Day and Anti-Bullying Alliance patron, and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, supported Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and encouraged students to wear odd socks to school during the campaign to show their support and raise money for a good cause.
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