Giggling in Giggleswick for happiness day

Pupils are putting the ‘giggle’ into Giggleswick School to celebrate International Happiness Day on March 20.

Children at the leading independent school have come up with their favourite jokes to celebrate the day which aims to bring happiness to the top of the agenda for countries all over the world.

The pupils already have a head start. Not only do they attend a school with laughter in its very name, but the Craven district of the Yorkshire Dales, where Giggleswick is situated, tops the UK government’s official happy list. The area came top with a score of 8.45 on the happiness scale – a measure introduced in 2011 to help gauge national wellbeing.

Said headteacher Mark Turnbull:

“Living in a place called Giggleswick, we could hardly fail to be a joyful, upbeat, warm and fun community! We thought we’d celebrate International Day of Happiness by making each other laugh and came up with our favourite gags.”

Students in the school’s various houses shared their funnies, then voted for their all-time top side-splitters, cheesy laughs and Christmas cracker favourites.

Happiness day


When you were on your way to the airport, you saw a sign that said “Airport Left” so you turned around and went home.


Did you hear about the guy who had his left leg and arm cut off?

It’s ok, he’s all right now!


Morrison has decided to sell its vacuum cleaner ... all it was doing was collecting dust.


I started a dating app for chickens. Well I had to do something to make hens meet!


What did the drummer call his new baby twins?

Anna 1, Anna 2


What do you call a pile of cats?

A miaowntin.


There are three young farmers in a field, which one wants to be a chemist?

Farmer A, Farmer B, Farmer C.

For more information about Happiness Day at Giggleswick School please visit the website or phone 01729 893000.

Giggleswick School is a 450-pupil, independent, co-educational day and boarding school set in stunning countryside near the market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. Founded in 1512, the school offers a high quality education where personal development is a key focus alongside excellent academic results, providing young people with the skills, positive attitude and self-belief to equip them for happiness and success in today’s world.