Proud pupils from Stanley Primary School could barely contain their excitement when they bumped into Prime Minister David Cameron on a school trip to London.
After taking a tour of the Houses of Parliament, seeing inside the regal House of Lords and watching a debate in the House of Commons, the 20 Year Six pupils made their way to Downing Street.
As they posed for pictures outside the door of Number 10 the children were amazed to see Mr Cameron walking towards them.
“We had to keep our emotions in, we couldn’t scream or shout, it was really exciting,” said Sinead Norbury, 11.
Craig England, headteacher at the school on Wordsworth Avenue, Blackpool, said: “It was quite a surprise, he turned up when we were there, quite unexpectedly.
“He was very nice really, very welcoming and spent quite a bit of time asking us questions.”
Sinead added: “He was really nice and friendly.
“He’s really important because he runs our country.”
The pupils enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of the capital last Friday, also going on the London Eye and visiting Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.