Robbie Szymanski said he and his colleagues had been "hidden" from meeting the Prime Minister while he was walking on campus, meeting teachers and young students (Photo: Anne Szymanska / AFP)

Sixth-generation students accused Boris Johnson of avoiding them after being "hidden" in the common room during his election visit to a Nottinghamshire school.

Students in grades 12 and 13 would not have been allowed to leave the common room for 45 minutes for security reasons until the prime minister was safe outside.

The comments were voiced after Mr. Johnson's visit to the George Spencer Academy in Stapleford on Friday morning, where he met with teachers and took a series of photos with young students during an art class. .

Robbie Szymanski, 17, told He and other students felt that the Prime Minister may be trying to avoid the questions of older students – many of whom may vote or are eligible to register.

Students who had free periods and could have returned home at 11:15 am when the break began, apparently would not have been able to leave the common room or building until 12 noon, while some classes were delayed due to the delay taken.

Robbie said, "They just said it was for security reasons – they kept us indoors when there was no reason for it to be annoying that they thought that we could do something wrong.

The Prime Minister met younger students at the George Spencer Academy and took part in an art class (Photo: AFP)

"Maybe they had risked the Sixth Formers to see [Mr Johnson]we could have said something politically factual. "

The student, who studies economics, sociology and history, said that he and his peers would have benefited from the "first-hand" agreement on Johnson's plans if he had won the elections. December.

"Being older, many of us know more about politics than the younger ones," added Robbie.

"It would be nice if they could have given a meeting and let us know that they recognize us instead of hiding us.

"One would think that he would try to appeal to more Sixth Formators, especially because many can vote."

Robbie's mother, Anne Szymanska, echoed her son's comments, adding that she thought "any politician" would want to engage with older teenagers.

Robbie said he and his peers would have appreciated being recognized by the Prime Minister and his entourage rather than being "hidden" (photo: Anne Szymanska)

"It's the future voters, it was a bit disrespectful," she said. "Maybe the prime minister did not want anyone to ask tough questions.

"Personally, I do not think that a politician should go to schools during elections for photo shoots." I do not think it's right.

"I felt very angry about this – that they felt the need to confine the children and keep them away from the Prime Minister and perceive him as a kind of security risk."

Mother and son pointed out that during David Cameron's tenure, he too had visited the school with Michael Gove and Nick Clegg, but the students had not been disguised and had been informed at the school. advanced.

Shortly after Friday's incident, Anne spoke to Twitter to express her concern and wrote, "My son's school locked the sixth grade students in their common room until 11:45 am because unnamed Cabinet Minister is visiting the school. Who could be who is afraid of contact with 6th Formers? '

Mother and son felt that Mr. Johnson was avoiding the questions of the Sixth Formators (photo: AFP)

Thousands of responses have been received at his post. One of the school's 10-year-old parents said she was "left furious" after her son's treatment.

The George Spencer Academy belongs to Broxtowe's marginal headquarters, where Anna Soubry, of Change UK, is currently the MP.

In 2017, the Conservative MP at the time won the seat with a slim majority of 863.

The constituency is one of 60 seats where pro-European candidates have agreed to step down and give Remain other MPs a better chance of winning, in an agreement reached between the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru .

Kate Godfrey, spokesperson for the George Spencer Academy, told "The visit was delayed and the bell was delayed, which means we asked students to stay in the classroom for a few minutes. scheduled lessons, which allowed them to have an extended lunch.

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"We are proud of our politically engaged and articulate students and the opportunities we are creating for them to challenge politicians, including, last week, Anna Soubry [the local MP].

"We are now looking forward to participating in other election activities, including jostling for all candidates.

"Given the interest, we hope for a good participation of parents and students, especially older students who may be eligible to vote."

The Conservative Party refused to comment.