What do you get when you cross Sussex school pupils with a national competition? ‘Britain’s Funniest Class!’

It’s no joke – youngsters from Horsham have today (Tuesday, 11) been revealed as the winners of a country-wide contest.

After being one of the ten schools shortlisted by none other than comedian Harry Hill, Foxes class from Castlewood Primary scooped more than a third of the final 7.4 million votes in Beano’s Britain’s Funniest Class national joke competition.

Photo credit: Beano.com

Their trophy-winning joke was: ‘At the bank a lady asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over.’

Rachel Nunns, headteacher of Castlewood Primary said:

“We are all so very proud of our Foxes class and their joke. We have been amazed by the support of the parents of the class and how the entire school has rallied behind them. Also the immense public support and votes on Beano.com that have led to this wonderful result.”

Katy Smith, Foxes class teacher added:

“The class are just so thrilled, they can’t quite believe they have won! We all want to say a huge thank you to Beano, we’ve had so much fun writing jokes for the competition.”

Beano.com presenter Emma Shaw has presented the class with the official Beano Britain’s Funniest Class trophy.

The pupils will also be treated to a special joke workshop to help further hone their budding comedy skills.