Revealed: The 10 funniest primary schools in the UK

Pupils at a Dundee primary scoop the top prize in the Beano's competition to find the best school jokes

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The country's 'funniest primary schools' have been revealed in a Beano school jokes competition (Copyright holder: PA WIRE Copyright notice: PA Wire/PA Images Usage terms: EDITORIAL USE ONLY Picture by: Euan Cherry)

A Dundee primary school class has been dubbed the UK’s funniest for its topical joke about face masks.

Class 5B from Forthill Primary School entered the annual Beano competition to find the country's funniest class, and came out on top with 21.7 per cent of the public vote.

Their joke reflected the seismic events of the Covid pandemic  that have affected everyone in the UK for over a year now: “What did the face mask say to the mouth? Let me cover for you!”

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It was one of 10 jokes shortlisted by the Beano before the public decided which was the funniest.

Britain's Funniest Class: The top 10 jokes in the competition

The top 10 jokes are:

1. Forthill Primary School (whose pupils Mia Smith and Vuyo Mdlalose are pictured above): “What did the face mask say to the mouth? Let me cover for you!”

2. Greystones Primary School: “What did the teacher say to the comic lover as a punishment? There will Beano comics for you.”

3. St John the Baptist Primary School: “Where’s the best place to take a dog for a walk? Leeds.”

4. Upton Meadows Primary: “Knock knock. Who’s there? Justin. Justin who? Justin time to read Beano.”

5. Bradford Christian School: “What did Minnie change her name to when Rubi’s ‘Growth Ray’ experiment went wrong? Minnie the Shrinks!”

6. Hampton Hill Junior School: “Why did the mobile phone go for an eye test? Because it lost its contacts!”

7. Howardian Primary School: “What did the pen say to the rock? Nothing, because pens can’t talk.”

8. Uffculme Primary School: “What does a scary panda say? Bam boooooooo!”

9. Finton House School: “What is the coldest Christmas food? Pigs in blankets.”

10. Porthcawl Primary School: “Why didn’t the robber steal Bea’s sweets? Because no one would stoop that low!”

Mike Stirling, of the Beano, presented the class at Forthill Primary School with a trophy and prizes, including comic subscriptions.

He said: “We’ve learned our greatest gags have always come from kids themselves and Britain’s Funniest Class has schooled us yet again, raising some much-needed chuckles in classrooms.”

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