Special Education Notice: Anti-Bullying Week 2021

Special Education Notice: Anti-Bullying Week 2021

Did you wear your odd socks today?

Today is Odd Socks Day, which kicks off Anti-Bullying Week 2021. Pupils and teachers all over the country will be showing off their own odd socks, to show that we are all unique and different.

The day is fronted by CBeebies presenter Andy Day, who is also a patron of the campaign. As in previous years Andy and his aptly names band, The Odd Socks, have recorded a theme song for the event.

Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. This is one of the reasons that ‘One Kind Word’ has been chosen as the theme.

There are a number of links to relevant information and all schools are able to download free teaching resources and themed assemblies, tailored to specific key stages:

Anti-Bullying week poster

Andy and the Odd Socks – One Kind Word official video

What is Anti-Bullying Week and what does it achieve?

50 ideas for Anti-Bullying Week

Free primary school Anti-Bullying Week resource pack

Free secondary school Anti-Bullying Week resource pack

Anti-Bullying Week parents and carers information

BBC teach lesson for Anti-Bullying Week

Kick around Kindness- Premier League classroom resources

Anti-Bullying Week reading recommendations

Report about the impact and reach of Anti-Bullying Week

Pledge your support for Anti-Bullying Week

Get involved with Anti-Bullying Week on social media

We would love to hear all about how you have recognised Anti-Bullying Week across the borough, so please send details (including photos) to education.noticeboard@telford.gov.uk.


Every week during term time we publish a new update for the education community. It includes essential briefings and specialist information about education.

Recent posts