Talking About... Odd Socks Day
Odd Socks Day (16th November 2020)
Yes, it is a thing and it’s celebrated each year on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week, which this year happens to be Monday 16th November! So, what better day than today to launch our wonderful website, selling awesome socks?! :-)
So where did Odd Socks Day originate and what is its purpose?
The idea was the brainchild of Andy Day, and his band Andy and the Odd Socks. The Andy and the Odd Socks team came up with the idea for Odd Socks Day in conjunction with the Anti-Bullying Alliance in 2017 and have supported them with it ever since in line with their Anti-Bullying Week.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Andy Day, he’s one of the most popular children’s personalities in the UK and widely known for his antics tackling dinosaurs, investigating baby animals and being on safari. At Glastonbury 2017, Andy launched his brand new rock 'n' roll band for kids, 'Andy and the Odd Socks'. Aimed at primary school children of all ages, Andy and the Odd Socks are all hugely individual and entertaining characters whose message to children is simple: be proud of who you are and be accepting of one another - a message that we here at Kidz Kave also support and promote.
He is patron of the 'Anti-Bullying Alliance' which is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve their vision to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Each year during Anti-Bullying Week and usually on the first day, people all over the country participate by wearing odd socks, whether it be at school, in the workplace or even just at home! The aims of the week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand that whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well into adulthood. So, Odd Socks Day is an opportunity to express and celebrate individuality whilst at the same time helping to raise awareness of bullying, but most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun!