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Odd Socks Day (Anti-Bullying Week)

Posted on: 12th November 2021

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week, the theme for this year is ‘One kind word’.

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 of Anti-Bullying Week.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance (which coordinates the campaign each year in England and Wales) asked over 400 young people, teachers, and parents, what they wanted from this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. Again and again, the young and not-so-young told them they wanted anti-bullying work to be about hope and the positive and kind things we can do to halt hurtful behaviour in its tracks.

Here at NEWA we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference, we can reduce bullying together.

On Monday 15th November – please could all pupils wear odd socks as this is nationally recognised as Odd Sock Day within Anti-Bullying week and it is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

We would like to start by sharing these links with you:
https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents 
https://www.kidscape.org.uk/resources/
https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/youth-wellbeing/useful-information/

Thank you for your cooperation.

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