Sunday 17 December 2017

Theresa May drops a brick over children's Lego robot

Theresa May pulls a face as she talks to Year Six pupils during a visit to Captain Shaw's Primary School in Bootle, Cumbria
Theresa May pulls a face as she talks to Year Six pupils during a visit to Captain Shaw's Primary School in Bootle, Cumbria

Never work with children or animals, the saying goes. And it seems there's no exception for Prime Ministers - after Theresa May was photographed pulling a face during a visit to a primary school.

Mrs May was meeting Year Six pupils at Captain Shaw's CE Primary School in Bootle, Cumbria, as part of a pre-Copeland by-election visit when she was caught grimacing on camera.

It happened as pupils showed off and explained their award-winning robot made as part of the First Lego League competition.

One girl could be heard describing how they created an invention for use in cities to prevent "turtles getting run over and falling down drains" and try to get them back into the sea.

But while being shown the gadget, Mrs May didn't look too impressed.

Jamie Reed, the former Labour MP for the Copeland seat, prompted the by-election when he resigned to take up a position at the Sellafield nuclear processing plant.

Mrs May was out supporting Tory candidate, Trudy Harrison, on Wednesday before voters go to the polls on February 23.

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, David Cameron also spent some time with future voters at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School in Westhoughton, near Bolton, when he was captured in one of the funnier pictures from the campaign trail.

The former Prime Minister was pictured with six-year-old Lucy Howarth - but the fuss proved a bit much for the youngster, who then rested her head on the desk.

Press Association

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