Go on, have a laugh

Go on, have a laugh

If you’ve sometimes found yourself having a chuckle at what goes on in Westminster, then be fair and give your pupils a chance to show off their jokes in the confines of parliament.

The Voicebox contest, which aims to raise awareness of the fun and importance of communication, is run by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and The Communication Trust.

It invites all schools to hold joke-telling competitions between September 7 and December 14, and then send the winning entry to the RCSLT where a judging
panel will shortlist the best.

The shortlisted “comedians” will be invited to the final at Speaker’s House in Westminster on March 2 next year.

RCSLT chief executive Kamini Gadhok says: “By helping the children to resolve their speech, language and communication difficulties, children become more receptive to learning, are better able to handle social situations and can develop emotional maturity and better behaviour.”

Visit www.givingvoiceuk.org/voiceboxwestminster to download the online toolkit

Pic: Voicebox judge Lee Mack presents Hollie Holmes with a finalist certificate at last year’s competition