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Voice Box

Are you a parent, teacher or speech and language therapist working in a school? If the answer is ‘yes’ then why not bring laughter and fun into a classroom near you by encouraging teachers you know to hold a Voice Box Joke Competition for pupils in the Autumn Term?


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What is Voice Box?

Voice Box is an annual national joke competition for mainstream and specialist schoolchildren, designed to raise awareness of the fun and importance of communication in a light-hearted and inclusive way. It is a joint initiative from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and The Communication Trust (TCT) and is held concurrently in England, Scotland and Wales. The RCSLT runs a separate competition in Northern Ireland called Voice Box NI. Information for this will be coming soon,

We are inviting mainstream and specialist schools in England, Scotland and Wales to hold joke competitions in October and November to find their pupil’s funniest joke.

Schools should submit their pupil’s funniest joke to the RCSLT by Thursday 1 December 2016 for the chance to go through to the Grand Final at Mr Speaker’s House in Westminster, London.

Our judging panel will then shortlist the best jokes in December.

In January 2017, we will invite the shortlisted joke-tellers and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to the Grand Final.

Download the Voice Box toolkit