Forget professional comedians or dads: kids tell the best jokes.
Beano’s annual competition in search of the funniest children in the UK is back, and this year’s winning submission is a cracker:
‘What happened to the maths teacher’s garden?’
‘It grew square roots!’
The students at Greasley Beauvale Primary School in Eastwood were responsible for the laugh-out-loud quip, meaning they took the title of Beano’s Funniest Class 2023.
Their winning joke claimed over 51% of the total votes. But the runner up, from Whitehill Junior School in Hitchin, was also pretty jokes…excuse the pun.
‘What did Gnasher want to be when he grew up?’
In third place, Newport School in Leyton stuck with the magazine theme:
‘What does Dangerous Dan do when he gets tired?’
‘He goes under covers!’
Mike Stirling, director of mischief (great job title) at Beano Studios said: ‘As Brits we’re renowned for our sense of humour and at Beano we always believe that the best jokes come from kids.
‘Each year we can’t wait to see what the next generation of comedians have to say, so a huge congratulations to Greasley Beauvale Primary School for taking home the crown – who doesn’t love a joke about teachers?’
Michelle Bates, headteacher at Greasley Beauvale Primary School, added: ‘The kids had an absolute blast crafting their joke, and having it showcased on the cover of the Beano comic is an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind moment.
‘We’re overjoyed to spread their hilarious joke far and wide, bringing laughter to the entire nation and eliciting countless morning chuckles!’
Each child from the winning class has been drawn by legendary Beano artist Nigel Parkinson. Their win will be immortalised forever. Not bad, right?
Jokes poured in from all corners of the country for this year’s competition, and whittled down to a shortlist of the Top Ten funniest schools by Beano’s gag masters before the public crowned the winner.
The top 10 children’s jokes
What happened to the maths teacher’s garden? It grew square roots!
Greasley Beauvale Primary School, Eastwood
What did Gnasher want to be when he grew up? A Bark-cheologist!
Whitehill Junior School, Hitchin
What does Dangerous Dan do when he gets tired? He goes under covers!
Newport School, Leyton
What do you call Dennis’ Grandma’s false teeth? Gnashers!
London Christian School, London
Two cows are in a field and one says “moo”. The other says “goodness me, a talking cow”
Woodlawn Primary School, Carrickfergus
What did Gnasher say when he went to Wimbledon? Anyone for Dennis?
Fitzjohn’s Primary School, London
A chicken walked into a library and said can I please have a b,b,b,boooooookkkkk? He got the book, gave it to his friend, the frog and he said “Readit”
Bloemfontein Primary School, Craghead
A baker becomes a teacher, what’s the first the thing she asks the children to do? A ‘surpies’ test!
Broughton Jewish, Salford
What has the body of a lion, the head of a human, and a red and black beret? Minnie the Sphinx
Llandaff city C/W primary school, Cardiff
What did Minnie the mix say when she went into the sweet shop? Pick & Minx
New Quay Primary, New Quay
Our personal favourite was the joke by London Christian School in London.
‘What do you call Dennis’ Grandma’s false teeth?’
So what do you think? Which joke is your favourite?
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