Pupils score visit with footy stars

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FOOTBALL-loving pupils at an Edinburgh high school have been given the chance to learn from some of the sport’s top talents.

The pupils from Holy Rood RC High School quizzed members of the under-21 Italian football team about their on and off-pitch lives after they touched down in the Capital accompanied by World Cup-winning stars Ciro Ferrara and Angelo Peruzzi.

The Scottish under-21 football team will also have a chance to prove themselves against their Italian counterparts tonight at Easter Road.

Holy Rood High enjoys strong links with Italy as a result of its language course and pupils were able to demonstrate their skills with a presentation to the visitors about Edinburgh in Italian.

Chris Lowe, PE teacher at the school, said: “Both pupils and teachers are honoured to have the team at the school.

“I know that our pupils are looking forward to getting some useful tips from the future stars of Italian football.

“It will also be a great chance for them to test their own language skills and showcase the sporting talent we have here.”