The offi­cial video for Anti-Bul­ly­ing Week 2020 is record­ed by CBee­bies pre­sen­ter Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, the cov­er of Sham 69’s ‘The Kids Are Unit­ed’ fea­tures Princess K (who shared the stage with Stor­mzy at Glas­ton­bury 2019) and the Lib­era Choir with all pro­ceeds going to the Anti-Bul­ly­ing Alliance.

Stars of CBBC’s ‘Andy and the Band’ series, Andy and the Odd Socks have joined forces with the Anti-Bul­ly­ing Alliance for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year to issue a ral­ly­ing cry to the nation’s chil­dren to unite against bul­ly­ing. Each year the band write and record a song around the Anti-Bul­ly­ing Alliance’s cho­sen theme, and this is incor­po­rat­ed with­in the edu­ca­tion mate­ri­als pro­vid­ed to schools. This year, Andy and the Odd Socks have cho­sen to record a ver­sion of Sham 69’s ‘The Kids Are United’.

The track fea­tures addi­tion­al lyrics per­formed by Princess K (also known for her debut per­for­mance at Glas­ton­bury with Stor­mzy) and is inspired by con­ver­sa­tions with school chil­dren con­duct­ed by the band over Zoom ahead of the Sum­mer break; con­ver­sa­tions which also high­light­ed that, fol­low­ing months of home school­ing, there are those feel­ing anx­ious or afraid of the return due to the issues Anti-Bul­ly­ing Week is here to address. 

It also fea­tures the angel­ic voic­es of the Lib­era Choir, a world-renowned choir made up of boys aged 7 – 16 years from var­i­ous South Lon­don schools and all walks of life. 

Andy and the band also relied upon the skills of teach­ers from schools all over the coun­try to film the chil­dren who took part in the video. Over 750 clips of chil­dren danc­ing and singing were sub­mit­ted to be includ­ed in the video!

“This is my favourite song and video we have made for Odd Socks Day as part of Anti-Bul­ly­ing Week so far.” said Andy Day.

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