I was delighted to be able to start yesterday by visiting Old Hall Primary School in Brandlesholme to take part in the final of their Voice Box competition. This is a annual national joke competition designed to raise awareness of the importance of communication in a light hearted way, it is a joint initiative of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and The Communication Trust. Each pupil had entered a joke and the best three or four from each class were put through to the final. All the teachers entered into the spirit by going on stage and telling their own joke. I then said a few words and had my own attempt at telling a joke. The highlight of the final was when each pupil whose joke had made it through to the final came up and read out their own joke. I then announced Kaycie-Leigh Olive a budding comedienne as the overall winner.