FOUR children from a primary school near Bridgwater attended a special lobby with the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street last week, where they were given the opportunity to ask questions about what Brexit will mean for them.

Organised by children’s newspaper First News, the pupils from Ashcott Primary School joined 16 other eight to 14-year-olds from around the country, and spent two hours with Boris Johnson inside No10, also presenting the Prime Minister with the First News Children’s Charter for Brexit, as voted for by 7,000 readers.

Questions put to the Prime Minister included: ‘What do you think the opportunities for young people will be once we’ve left the EU?’, ‘How do you intend to ensure our NHS remains free?’, and ‘How will climate change affect job opportunities in the future?’

The Prime Minister responded to the question about opportunities for young people by saying: “Opportunities for young people will be immense…thinking of ourselves as people who can engage with the whole world in a new way.”

In response to the question about the NHS, the Prime Minister explained that a ‘record amount’ of funding is being put into the NHS - £34bn – the greatest ever investment in the Health Service.

He also talked about his commitment to putting Gigabit broadband everywhere in the country, that goes to every home providing faster internet connections. And in relation to climate change, the Prime Minister explained the tackling this issue will create “hundreds and thousands of jobs”.

First News ran its own Children’s EU Referendum in 2016 and 74 per cent of those voting opted to remain. Brexit was cited as being one of the children’s biggest concerns with only environmental issues coming higher.

Bertie, who attends Ashcott Primary School, said: “It was very exciting: how we had the opportunity to experience meeting Boris Johnson, ask him questions and tour Number 10.

“Normally you only get to see him on the television, but to meet him was something else. We were able to sit in the Cabinet Room and see where everyone sits. It felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Another Ashcott pupil, Eva, added: “It was so cool to see inside. The rooms were amazing.

"I could fit my whole house in one of those rooms.

“I can see why the Prime Minister is under so much protection but it must be strange to live there, with so little privacy.”