School and Club proud to get behind Anti-Bullying Week.
The GFC School and Gillingham Football Club are standing up against bullying and discrimination in a fun way, by wearing an unusual combination of socks!
On Monday the 13th of November, the first day of Anti-Bullying Week, GFC staff and students will be getting involved in Odd Sock Day, a day celebrated nationally by children and adults.
The act of pulling on two completely mismatched socks sends out a simple message: it is okay to be different and we should celebrate what makes us unique.
Anti-Bullying Week is a great way to remind everyone that whether it is at school, at home, in the community or online we should always treat others with respect and that we should think about our words before we say them and consider their effects on others.
Throughout the week students will also attend an assembly, engage in debates and get involved in a host of activities focusing on the affects of bullying.
This year’s Anti-Bullying Week theme is “Reach Out”, with the Anti-Bullying Alliance saying: “Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out.
"From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a responsibility to help each other reach out. Together, let’s be the change we want to see. Reflect on our own behaviour, set positive examples and create kinder communities."