Meet Elijah, 10, who dazzled Boris with sensational questions that saw 300,000 watch on Twitter

Elijah even scooped Sky News who were at The King Alfred School Academy in Somerset to find out Boris’s plans to boost schools’ funding by £4.6 billion.

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After two warm up questions on Boris’ inspiration and what he would do about seagulls, the Jill Dando News Centre reporter Elijah asked if he had a good news story to share if he enters Number 10.

Boris told Elijah he will have good news if he becomes PM, saying: “We are going to increase funding for every primary and secondary school so we are going to spend a total of I think £4.6 billion. How about that?”

Elijah answered: “That’s amazing, thank you.”

Elijah aim is to be a TV presenter one day and already has his own YouTube channel.

Boris was also asked by Jill Dando News reporters about special needs funding and help for mental health. He took off a copy of The Post and showed it to Sky News presenter Sophie Ridge.

Boris was visiting The King Alfred School Academy because of its fantastic year of improvements since being led by The Priory Learning Trust and new Principal Nathan Jenkins.

TKASA has had a raft of good news with incredible optimism, new funding, site improvements and the launch of many initiatives including a new school-based scout group with 100 members.

Mr Johnson told reporters that he had come to visit “this wonderful school.”

Principal Nathan Jenkins said “We enjoyed welcoming Mr Johnson to our school to meet students and staff.

“It has been an excellent year and we have many more exciting times to come.”

Neville Coles, Executive Principal of The Priory Learning Trust, said: “We were delighted to welcome Boris to our Trust and to our academy at TKASA.

“He was charming and generous with his time. Our only stipulation was that we must have students at the forefront of any visit – so, he answered questions from Elijah Maxwell from St Anne’s Church Academy, (before any Sky News team) including one about seagulls.

“He then met our wonderful sixth formers to talk about school funding and mental health.

Jack Millie’s able to talk about the mental health charity ‘In Charley’s Memory’.

“This was a day students and staff will never forget and it made no political statement whatsoever. We were able to make the case to Boris about school funding and he was receptive and supportive.”