STAFF and pupils at Queen's College, Taunton, have all been wearing odd socks today (Monday, November 15).

The initiative is to shed light on the nationwide Anti-Bullying Week, which runs until Friday.

The week has kicked off with Odd Socks Day supported by CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks.

Queen’s encouraged staff and pupils to wear odd socks to school to inspire everyone to think a little more about how their words and actions can make others feel.

Headmaster Julian Noad said: “We wanted to highlight Anti-Bullying Week at Queen’s because we are committed to developing and maintaining an ethos centred around kindness and respect towards others, and a determination to be the best version of ourselves at all times.”

The theme for Anti -Bullying Week this year – set by the Anti-Bullying Alliance – is ‘One Kind Word’, with the campaign highlighting how, in the wake of the recent lockdowns and the Covid pandemic, little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of others. Best of all, one kind word leads to another - kindness fuels kindness.