Harting CE Primary School Win National Competition



Harting C of E Primary School beats competition from across the UK to win visit from CBeebies Star 


Harting C of E Primary School, a small village school in the heart of the South Downs, has been named winner of a high profile national competition to win a visit and performance from CBeebies stars, Andy Day and the Odd Socks


The staff and pupils at Harting created a heart-warming video to the song Calling Out by Andy Day and his band the Odd Socks, which was the theme tune for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. Harting’s video, ‘Harting and the Odd Socks’,  is one of only six winners chosen from hundreds of entries from schools across the UK. 


In recognition of their win, Harting will host a visit from Andy and the Odd Socks who will put on a special live performance for the school. 


Nick Tidey, Headteacher of Harting CofE School said: “We are over the moon to be chosen as one of the national winners from this year’s Odd Socks Day competition and the children couldn’t be more excited to welcome Andy and the Odd Socks to Harting. It’s a fantastic achievement for our very special school and my warmest congratulations go to the children and staff who put so much thought and care into creating a wonderful Harting and the Odd Sock’s video.”  


Andy Day said: “’Harting and the Odd Socks’ this is absolutely AMAZING!! Me and the band have no words! Thank you so much for supporting Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week. Can you make our next video please??”


Andy and the Odd Socks are patrons of the Anti-Bullying Alliance and in partnership they created Odd Socks Day, where children wear odd socks to school in celebration of their individuality. It is designed to celebrate difference and equality in a simple way for children. The campaign has a broad national reach with 80% of schools marking the week in 2021, reaching over 7.5 million children and young people. The latest Odd Socks Day took place in November 2022 and the results of the video competition were announced earlier this month by Andy Day. 


Andy Day will visit us later this year. Watch this space for further news!