Students wear odd socks to support Anti-Bullying Week
PUBLISHED: 12:50 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:50 27 November 2018
Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy marked Anti-Bullying Week with a special fundraising event which saw pupils don an odd pair of socks.
The annual awareness week – which aims to highlight the problems of bullying and cyberbullying – ran from November 12-16 and is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
The school urged tutor groups across all years to consider the need to ‘choose respect’ when interacting with each other both face-to-face and online.
The academy also celebrated the first ever Stop Speak Support Day on Thursday, November 15, to highlight a series of commitments launched this year, including a code of conduct to help prevent online cyberbullying and harassment of children and young people.
Students rounded off the week by hosting a cake sale and taking part in Odd Socks Day to raise money for Bullying UK and help them continue supporting young people affected by bullying.
Caroline Wilson, principal of Ormiston Sudbury Academy, said: “We are all so proud to have taken part in this year’s Anti-Bullying Week and were delighted to see so much going on to show our support.
The week was a great way for our students to come together and take a stand against bullying whilst raising funds for such an important cause.”