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Leicester City star Christian Fuchs took time out to go back to school as he visited pupils at Manor High School in support of the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) PlayStation Schools’ Cup.

Now in its fourth season, the ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup is the biggest schools’ football tournament in England, featuring over 150,000 competing children since 2013.

Leicester have turned their season around with six consecutive wins and Christian continued his own fine form by taking part in a number of activities with the school’s pupils. This included playing FIFA 17, picture and signing sessions and supporting a Q&A in the school’s foreign language classroom. Among the answers, Christian named Ryan Reynolds as the actor he would like to play him in the future Jamie Vardy film.

Christian met both teams prior to a Year 8 football fixture between Manor High School and their local opposition Kibworth High School as well as taking on grassroots show Sky Sports Game Changers’ challenge – Trick, Question, Tip with a number of pupils who will feature on national TV.

Christian wasn’t the only well renowned face making a special appearance on the day, Soccer AM’s very own Tubes interviewed Christian who took him on in a crossbar challenge which left the loser with egg on his face!

Away from Christian’s exciting appearance, well-performing pupils were rewarded with a PlayStation Matchday Hub being set up in their Sports Hall – with 16 PlayStation 4 consoles showcasing the latest titles. PE lessons also got a brand-new look with two football coaches putting on some fun sessions for pupils all the way from Year 7 to Year 11.