A Burnham-On-Sea youngster who has interviewed Boris Johnson twice in two months is helping to recruit new student journalists at a local school. 

Dawson Panter-Wray, 12, of King Alfred School Academy has been part of the first ever ‘Children’s Lobby’ to interview the Prime Minister in Downing Street.

Weeks earlier, Dawson also interviewed Boris at the school during his visit to its Jill Dando News Centre.

Dawson’s visit included a tour of Number 10 and the Cabinet room, and having photographs on the famous doorstep.

His question to the PM was seen by TV viewers around the world as he cleverly asked him if he was still planning to cycle now he was the Prime Minister.

Dawson is now back at school and helping to recruit more Jill Dando reporters among the students.

Dawson, pictured with 10-year-old Elijah Maxwell outside Number 10, said: “We were so lucky. We got to speak to a variety of political news correspondents from multiple news networks, and even met the government’s Chief Mouser, Larry the cat.”

“It all helped to improve our journalism knowledge and skills. This is just one of the benefits the Jill Dando journalists have been able to receive from our school and TPLT over the past year.”

The Academy is one of the fastest improving schools in the south-west after an amazing 18 months. The JDNC students were featured on TV outlets including BBC, ITV, Sky News and Channel 4.