PUPILS and staff at Glusburn Primary School wore odd socks to signal their support for Anti-Bullying Week.

They learned about this year’s aim of ensuring everyone was responsible for defeating bullying, being vigilant and telling appropriate adults if they suspected bullying was happening.

School head Richard Hunt said: “The message was that we can all choose to be kind, thoughtful and helpful to others, or we can choose to ignore things, look out for ourselves and laugh when we know it hurts someone else.

“It really is up to us to be the change and make our School Community a great place for everyone.

“As a Rights Respecting School, we know that all children have the right to be safe from harm. It is very important to us that we raise awareness of bullying in all its forms both on and offline.

“Our students need to be able to recognise what bullying is and know what to do if it should ever arise.”

Mr Hunt said the school’s behaviour policy involved always being kind, respectful to others, and keeping others safe.