Beano honours funniest joke from schoolchildren

Children who submitted a joke to The Beano are being included in the comic this week in recognition of their humour.

The comic received entries from schools across the country after appealing for jokes.

Northside Primary School in North Finchley, London, won the competition with this joke: “What’s the hottest area in the classroom? The corner – because it’s 90 degrees.”

Beano’s chief gag-makers whittled the wittiest submissions down to their favourite 10, which went forward to a public vote.

Northside Primary emerged victorious, securing 42% of the overall vote.

The Year 6 group has been included in a Bash Street Kids comic strip illustration in the latest issue.

Mike Stirling, director of mischief at The Beano, said: “Britain’s Funniest Class is a celebration of the brilliant benefits of laughter at school, for pupils and teachers alike.

“Year Six, Northside Primary School found the funniest angle overall and are deservedly now immortalised in Beanotown, but every entry gave us a great laugh. It’s been our most popular Britain’s Funniest Class contest yet, so laughter’s getting louder in schools nationwide.”

Teacher Sarah Crouchley enjoys a read of the Beano
Teacher Sarah Crouchley enjoys a read of the Beano (David Parry/PA Media Assignments)

Northside Primary School’s Sarah Crouchley said: “Beano’s Britain’s Funniest Class competition is such a great way to inspire creativity and innovation amongst children.

“Classrooms should be filled with laughter and learning, so thank you to Beano for allowing us to share our silly antics across the country.

“I speak for my whole class when I say we are buzzing to be joining The Bash Street Kids on the pages of their latest issue.”

The joke by Northside Primary pupils registered 42% of the public vote
The joke by Northside Primary pupils registered 42% of the public vote (David Parry/PA Media Assignments)

Runners-up in the funniest joke competition included: “When is a T-rex not a T-rex? When it is a coffee-rex”, submitted by Tudor Primary School in Hemel Hempstead, and “How did bees get to school? They took the buuuuussssss”, by St Joseph’s Primary School in Upminster.

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