LLANDAFF City C/W Primary School in Cardiff has been revealed as one of the funniest schools in the country. Class 5MS has been shortlisted as
one of the ten finalists in Beano’s hunt for Britain’s Funniest Class 2022.

Their joke  –

“Why did the white board have nothing to do? Because it was
blank”

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.

The nationwide initiative, now in its fourth year, is created in partnership with YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for
children and young people’s mental health. It aims to lift classroom spirits and help build resilience, whilst inspiring the next generation of comedy geniuses through joke-writing lessons.

Hundreds of primary schools across Britain submitted their best gags, which have been whittled down by comedian Head Judge Suzi Ruffell with
Beano’s best gagmakers and now go forward to a public vote on beano.com [2] to decide the winner.

Mike Stirling, Editorial Director at Beano Studios said: “The pupils Class 5MS didn’t draw a blank when they came up with this joke! We were far from ‘board’! We thank them for giving all of the Beano gagmakers an  incredible LOL and hope that the whole of Wales gets behind them and
votes for them to win Britain’s Funniest Class!”

Suzi Ruffell said: “I am so excited to be a part of this year’s competition, it’s such an incredible opportunity for kids to find their inner-comedian and let their imaginations run wild in true Beano style. Judging the jokes was a tough job and now it’s over to the public to decide who will appear in the comic with me!”_

Britain’s Funniest Class is based around free, downloadable emotional literacy and resilience teaching resources, developed in partnership
with YoungMinds. The lesson plans teach children about mental health wellbeing with step-by-step lessons linked to the English, Welsh and
Scottish PSHE Curriculums.

Olly Parker, Head of External Affairs at YoungMinds added: “We’re delighted to continue our initiative with Beano to find Britain’s
Funniest Class for another year. Laughing together can help children build relationships, cope with challenges and express themselves and we
hope the lessons plans downloaded by hundreds of schools have helped students have important, healthy conversations about their mental
health.”

Britain’s Funniest Class was launched in 2019, when Foxes Class from Castlewood Primary in Horsham, West Sussex took the crown with their
joke, “At the bank a lady asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over”. In 2020 with schools shut, the competition became Britain’s
Funniest Family and The Millers from Ipswich took home the trophy with their hilarious lockdown life video. The current reigning champions are
Class 5B from Forthill Primary School in Dundee with their winning joke “What did the facemask say to the face? I’ll cover you.”.

By Gwynoro Jones

Former MP for Carmarthenshire, Gwynoro Jones joined the team covering politics in Wales. He has a wealth of experience in politics and has been a regular commentator on radio, TV and in newspapers in Wales. Email: gwynorojones@walesnewsonline.com

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