Chantry Academy pupils play at Twickenham for warm-up to England v Italy Six Nations game

Year seven youngsters from Chantry Academy in Ipswich at Twickenham ahead of the England v Italy Six

Year seven youngsters from Chantry Academy in Ipswich at Twickenham ahead of the England v Italy Six Nations game. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters at Chantry Academy in Ipswich got the chance to be international rugby heroes for the day – playing on the hallowed Twickenham turf and forming a guard of honour for a Six Nations game.

As part of the All Schools programme run by the sport’s governing body, the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Chantry Academy represented the eastern region where pupils were able to play a game on the pitch and form the guard of honour for the national anthems of the England and Italy tie.

Principal Craig D’Cunha said: “This was a wonderful opportunity and a once in lifetime experience for many of our students.

“The All Schools programme not only develops the skills required for rugby but also the discipline, respect and attitude that is required throughout life. “The whole of the Chantry community should be immensely proud of the boys as they proved to be excellent ambassadors.”

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