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Gregor wins spot in joke telling final

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By Zachary Hannay
Dumfries and West
Gregor wins spot in joke telling final

A PRIMARY Six pupil from Lincluden Primary School is set to raise a laugh on the national stage next week after qualifying for the final of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ (RCSLT) VoiceBox joke competition.

Gregor Agnew impressed judges with a joke that was graded on originality, delivery and its punchline.

He has already won £100 worth of Harper Collins books for making it this far in the competition.

His joke was put head-to-head with others from across the area, and it ended up being crowned best in Dumfries and Galloway – earning Gregor a place in the grand final at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday June 6.

There he will compete against 27 other finalists from across the country.

The final will be hosted by Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Alison Johnstone MSP, with Zara Janjua, a BBC journalist and comedian, compering the event.

Top prizes are on offer from competition sponsor Collins Big Cat, including £500 worth of books for their school for first place, and £200 worth books for their school for second and third places.

The top three winners will also receive a £100 toy gift card.

Glenn Carter, a spokesperson for the event, said: “It’s great to see our local winners move on to the final of VoiceBox.

“This competition isn’t just about making people laugh; it’s about showing how important good speaking skills are for success in school and later in life.

“VoiceBox shows how valuable it is for kids to learn how to communicate well. Helping them now sets them up for a better future.”

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