Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week 2022 on Monday 14th November. We have everything you need to celebrate what makes us all unique and spread kindness!

Odd Socks Day 2022 is supported by cBeebies presenter and ABA patron Andy Day and his band ‘Andy and the Odd Socks’.

What is Odd Socks day?

Most importantly, Odd Socks Day 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!

There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or to buy expensive costumes. All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks to your school, at work of at home, it couldn’t be simpler! Odd Socks day will take place on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week each year to help raise awareness of bullying. We would like to invite participating schools and workplaces to ask participants to make a £1 donation - or any donation you think appropriate - to support us in continuing to coordinate the week every year.

You do not have to raise money to take part - the most important thing is the message of Odd Socks Day - and any money raised for us is a bonus! Make sure you encourage other schools in your local area to get involved!

In 2021 over 5 million children, 1,000s of parents, 100s of workplaces and lots of celebrities and influencers got involved. We even had Ant and Dec, Emma Willis, Brian May, Craig David, Sir Mo Farah and Annamarie donning their odd socks! Don’t miss out highlighting the important issue of bullying in such a fun way.

Odd Socks Day Resources

We will be providing you with everything you need to make Odd Socks Day a big success whether you’re at school, at home or at work:

Odd Socks Day School Pack

Odd Socks Day School Flyer

Odd Socks Day Work Flyer

Odd Socks Pledge Poster

Odd Socks Day Poster

Odd Socks Day School Competition

During Anti-Bullying Week 2022, we will be running a competition where schools can win a visit from Andy and the Odd Socks!

Do you want to win a visit from Andy and the Odd Socks to your school? Well make sure you enter our Odd Socks Day competition this year! All you need to do is send us a photo or video that most creatively captures how your school participated in Odd Socks Day.

How to enter
  • Share your Odd Socks Day photos/videos on Twitter
  • Tag us: @niabf @andyoddsock
  • Use the hashtags #AntiBullyingWeek and #OddSocksDay
  • You can also enter on Instagram if you’d prefer by using the same hashtags but tagging @niabf_ and @AndyandtheOddSocks

Tweet to us in Anti-Bullying Week between 14th – 18th November. Winning schools will be announced on Friday 9th December.


The lucky winning schools will receive a visit and performance from Andy and the Odd Socks in 2023 (this may have to be a live virtual visit depending on COVID-19).

Good luck and we can’t wait to see you in your odd socks!