PUPILS at Romsey Abbey C of E Primary School, Church Lane, took part in a nationwide day in an effort to shine a light on Anti-Bullying Week.

All of the school participated in Odd Socks Day, which encourages everyone to celebrate their individuality and what makes them unique.

Acting deputy headteacher, Mark Harris, said: "At the beginning of this week the whole school took part in Odd Socks Day. "

"This is a nationwide day to celebrate what makes us all unique and is held at the start of Anti-Bullying Week.

"The children danced to this year’s Odd Socks Day song ‘United Against Bullying’ and showed off their colourful socks, as well as designing their own ‘United Against Bullying’ socks to think about how we are unique yet united, and how to take a stand against bullying to create a culture of kindness and to support those around us.

"Year 2 pupils looked at being united together and drew their own unique jigsaw puzzle piece to help understand how we all fit together in the world. All great learning."

This comes after pupils in Chestnut Tree class created African inspired printing blocks last week.

Year 2 teacher, Connie Hammond, said: "The Year 2 pupils have been experimenting with different printing patterns and colours.

"To start with the children spent time looking at African clothing and the different patterns they could see and thought about their own colour choices. Creating a page of designs in their art book was the next step and then finally choosing two designs from these. "Using pencil to make indents and holes in their polystyrene tile, they then used the printing ink and rollers to cover the tile and print it onto their design sheet. "The pupils will be using these designs and patterns to help them create African inspired head dresses towards the end of this term."

Mr Harris added: "Last week was Interfaith Week so pupils explored lots of different faiths with lots of great activities, including guest speakers appearing via video link, as we can’t have visitors because of the pandemic."