St Laurence CE Junior Academy pupils wear odd socks for campaign against bullying

Youngsters marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week by embracing Odd Sock Day

In a vibrant display of unity and individuality, St Laurence CE Junior Academy marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week by embracing Odd Sock Day on Monday (November 13).

Students and staff alike ditched the conventional matching socks for a mix-and-match extravaganza, sending a powerful message that differences are not only accepted but celebrated. The whimsical array of socks adorned the school grounds, creating a lively atmosphere and sparking conversations about inclusivity.

Odd Sock Day is not just a fashion statement; it’s a symbol of solidarity against bullying and discrimination. By encouraging students to wear mismatched socks, the school aimed to highlight the importance of accepting one another for who they are.

Throughout the day, classrooms buzzed with discussions about kindness, respect, and the impact of bullying. Assemblies and activities focused on the theme of “Make A Noise About Bullying” encouraging students to connect with others and create a supportive community.

Mrs. Mountjoy, the school’s SENCo, said: “In our commitment to inclusivity, Odd Sock Day serves as a reminder that every student, regardless of their unique abilities, is an integral part of our school family. It’s heartening to see the community coming together to champion acceptance.

“Anti-Bullying Week at St Laurence CE Junior Academy extends beyond the wardrobe choices. The school is committed to creating an environment where every student feels valued and supported. Various events and discussions throughout the week will further highlight the importance of empathy and understanding.”