Posted: Monday 30 July 2018

High School helps Beano mark its 80th birthday

Pupils from the High School of Dundee have been helping the Beano mark its 80th birthdayPupils from the High School of Dundee have been helping the Beano celebrate its 80th birthday!

On this day in 1938, the very first edition of the famous comic was published. And as the cartoonists of the original Bash Street Kids had taken much of their inspiration from looking out of their DC Thomson HQ windows to observe the School's playground opposite, it seems fitting that some of our current Junior pupils were on hand to mark the occasion!

With a BBC camera crew present, the youngsters had the chance to quiz the Beano's big boss (Head of Beano Studios, Mike Stirling) and to discover and present some fascinating facts about the publication.

You can watch the film here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-45005399/beano-s-big-boss-quizzed-by-pupils-as-comic-turns-80 and you can read more about the Beano's 80th birthday here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-44951622

The news item will feature on BBC Reporting Scotland today and in due course is set to appear on CBBC Buzz as well.

 

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