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Thursday 25 December 2014

Johnny Depp makes surprise visit to school as Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp visited a school dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow

Hollywood star Johnny Depp made a surprise visit to a London primary school after receiving a letter from one of its pupils.

The actor turned up at the school in Greenwich dressed as his Pirates Of The Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow.

He said nine-year-old Beatrice had written to Captain Jack, asking him to lead a mutiny against her teachers.

Depp (47), who has been filming the latest instalment of the franchise in London, told the schoolgirl that a mutiny might get them into trouble.

Depp performed pirate songs and dances for the pupils during the visit with four other cast members.

In her letter to Depp, Delap wrote: "We are a bunch of budding young pirates and we're having trouble mutinying against the teachers! We'd love it if you could come and help!"

Teachers said they encourage pupils to write for a real audience in classes. "This just goes to show it can reap great rewards," acting head teacher Jo Graham said.

"The children across the whole school greeted Captain Sparrow with great applause and sang him their own pirate song," the school said in a message on its website. "The event was great fun and the whole school are delighted to see that such creative writing for a real audience and purpose can lead to great things."

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