PDF Anti Bullying Week lesson plan with activities for KS1/KS2
What is Odd Socks Day?
Odd Socks Day takes place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week each year to help raise awareness of bullying. All you have to do to take part is wear mismatched socks to your school or workplace.
It’s a fun day that encourages people to express themselves and celebrate individuality. The Anti-Bullying Alliance suggests that participants make a £1 donation to support them to coordinate Anti Bullying Week every year. However, you don’t have to raise money to take part.
When is Odd Socks Day 2023?
This year, it’s taking place on Monday 13th November.
Wear mismatching footwear and give pupils the chance to express themselves through dance with this cross-curricular lesson plan for KS1 and KS2. It encompasses aspects of music, PSHE and PE.
This lesson gives pupils the opportunity to express themselves using official Odd Socks Day song, The Kids Are United.
Through discussing the meaning behind the day, children will celebrate their differences and come together to take a stand against bullying.
Lizzie Jennings is an associate of the Anti-Bullying Alliance. She is a teacher and music specialist who teaches at South Rise Primary in South London.