Sheffield primary school class named one of the top ten funniest in Britain

Sheffield is home to one of the funniest classes in the Britain, according to Britain’s best loved comic.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 2:39 pm

Greystones Primary School has been named one of the top ten funniest classes in the country by long-running comic Beano.

And now the school is calling on people to help it claim the crown of the most hilarious classroom in Britain as it bids to win a competition being run by the children's magazine.

The Beano which has created iconic characters such as Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, has launched a campaign, hunting for the funniest classroom in Britain.

Greystones Primary  Class Y5R has been shortlisted as one of the ten finalists in Beano’s hunt for Britain’s Funniest Class 2021.
Greystones Primary Class Y5R has been shortlisted as one of the ten finalists in Beano’s hunt for Britain’s Funniest Class 2021.

And Class Y5R has been shortlisted as one of the ten finalists in Beano’s hunt for Britain’s Funniest Class 2021.

Greystones joined schools across the country, sending its best jokes to the publisher and their joke

What did the teacher say to the comic lover as a punishment? A. There will Beano comics for you.’ was specially chosen by Beano’s panel of expert judges and is now being put to a public vote on Beano.com to decide the ultimate winner.

Mike Stirling, Editorial Director at Beano and Head Judge said: “We think the Year Five class from Greystones Primary, in Sheffield have finally discovered a way to get Dennis and The Bash Street Kids on their best behaviour - what a clever gag!

" Class Y5R will definitely spread some laughs but they will need all of the city’s votes to take the title of Britain’s Funniest Class!”

The nationwide initiative, in partnership with YoungMinds, the children and people’s mental health charity, provides teachers with free curriculum-linked Beano for Schools lesson plans and aims to lift classroom spirits, tickle funny-bones and find the next generation of comedy geniuses by crowning the funniest class in Britain.

More than 120 Primary school classes across the country submitted their original jokes and gags for a chance to take home the title.

The shortlisted top ten jokes can now be voted for on Beano.com until 10th June 2021 to decide who will be crowned Britain’s Funniest Class 2021. The winning class will be revealed in a special issue of the Beano on sale in July.