A joke has earned the class who wrote it a Beano prize for the funniest in the country.

And the children who submitted it are being immortalised with the Bash Street Kids for their humour.

The kids’ comic received entries from schools all over Britain.

But it was pupils in north London and east London who came up with the funniest gags.

Winners were Year 6 at Northside Primary in North Finchley, with the joke: “What’s the hottest area in the classroom?”

The answer: “The corner — because it’s 90 degrees!”

But close on their heels were pupils at St Joseph’s Primary in Upminster with their gag: “How did bees get to school?”

Answer: "They took the buuusssss”.

The Beano’s chief gag-makers whittled the wittiest down to their favourite 10, which went to a public vote.

Northside emerged with 42 per cent of the overall vote.

The Year 6 group has now been included in a Bash Street Kids cartoon strip in the latest issue.

“Classrooms should be filled with laughter and learning,” Northside’s Sarah Crouchley - officially crowned first ever Britain’s Funniest Teacher - said. “The Beano allowed us to share our silly antics across the country.

“We are buzzing to be joining the Bash Street Kids in the latest issue.”

The class is being drawn by Beano artist Nigel Parkinson, the first time in the comic’s 86-year history that a whole class of real-life children appear in a Bash Street Kids story.

Beano ‘director of mischief’ Mike Stirling said: “Year Six at Northside found the funniest angle overall and are now immortalised in Beanotown. Every entry gave us a laugh.”

Meanwhile, pupils at St Joseph’s Primary in Upminster can look forward as runners up to the Bash Street bus turning up on June 19, especially after their “bees on a buuusssss” gag.

Their joke was submitted by Class 3R pupil Felicity Cross, who had a Beano subscription as a Christmas present and read about the competition to find Britain’s funniest class.

Her teacher Claire Ramsay said: “The children were given a few days to decide on a joke, then we voted on our favourite.”

Felicity entered three jokes on the Beano website and one made it to the final.

“We kept an eye on the poll every day and were in the lead at times,” Ms Ramsay added. “But we were all disappointed not to win.”

Even so, St Joseph’s in good humour congratulated Northside Primary for the best gag and is looking forward to the Bash Street Bus arriving at the school gates next month.