Students and staff at a Worcester school wore odd socks for the day to encourage everyone to "express themselves and celebrate their individuality".

Bishop Perowne took on the initiative as part of Anti-Bullying Week.

Odd socks of all different colours and patterns were worn as a mark of diversity.

It comes as this year Bishop Perowne was the first school in the country to host Anti Bullying Ambassador Training from the Diana Award.

It focuses on how ambassadors in school can support students from the LGBTQ+ communities.

The school has ambassadors and junior ambassadors that are available during social times to support fellow students with any worries or issues.

The college has also launched its Well Aware Scheme - which is triage service that parents, carers, staff and students can easily access to refer students for mental health support.

Bishop Perowne is also hosting a ‘Carols and Cake’ afternoon on December 20, whereby care homes will bring residents to listen to and sing along with the college’s musicians, while enjoying a sweet treat.

Natalie Tunstall, deputy headteacher, said: “Last year, from our whole school drive on celebrating diversity, specific teaching about what child-on-child abuse is and with our tough stance on bullying - with a clear escalation sanction - we drove down incidents of child-on-child abuse by 67 per cent.

"We are very happy with the progress that has been made. We are always seeking ways to decrease incidents of abuse within our community and are proud of the progress that has been made."