Published: 21/03/2018 15:59 - Updated: 21/03/2018 12:07

Beano treat for Thurso schoolkids

 

Brett, then 10, in his family home in New Jersey with a copy of his favourite comic.
Brett, then 10, in his family home in New Jersey with a copy of his favourite comic.
Dennis the Menace is 67-year-old on Sunday but if you know him from the Beano, he will always be 10, according to former Thurso schoolboy Brett Murray.

He does more than just read old comics though: the 28-year-old works for long-running British classic, the Beano. Last week he returned home to Thurso for a few days to relive his glory days in the shape of a comic strip. Apart from visiting his folks, Mr Murray travelled up from his Dundee base last Friday to do a comic workshop at Mount Pleasant primary school.    

Deputy headteacher Christine Firth said: “Brett came in and discussed the history of the Beano looking at how old it was compared to the Queen and to Mary Berry! They then looked together at how the printing had changed and there were now more colours and more nice types of writing.”

Each pupil was given the chance to draw their own Beano Character and gave them a name.

“They had a fantastic time and really enjoyed creating their own character. They even waited until five minutes after the lunch bell had gone as they were having so much fun.” .  

Read full story in Caithness Courier

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