10th July 2015 at 01:00
We bring you discussion, debate and issues from around the web and around the world by focusing on the most popular educational hashtags on Twitter

Where would we be without jokes at school? An abysmal punchline can be a source of unbridled laughter or groaning mock-despair; well-timed one-liners can put a smile back on our faces.

So to celebrate the magic of mirth - and, coincidentally, #InternationalJokeDay - TES challenged its teaching Twitterati to come up with their best jokes relating to education. At stake was the chance of winning a highly collectible flashing TES pen.

@devonliz1 entered the fray with this amusing effort: "Why was the pupil's exercise book wet? Because all the marks were below `C' level."

Next up was @bioteach9, who tickled the funny bones of maths teachers everywhere with this cracker: "Why was the maths teacher late today? They caught the rhombus."

Also on the buffoonery bandwagon was @Haileyy30, with a philosophical one-liner: "The past, the present and the future walk into a bar. It was tense."

@Agarose kept it clean with this little number: "Why did the teacher write the lesson on the windows? She wanted it to be very clear."

And on a scientific side note, @NessieCakes ventured this: "Why should you never trust an atom?" she asked. "Because they make up everything!"

Declan Kesington

Keep up to date with the latest education

chat online by following @tes on Twitter

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now