Johnny Depp's surprise visit to school as Jack Sparrow

Friday October 8, 2010

It was a day that will no doubt go down in the school's history.

There were screams of delight at the Meridian Primary School in Greenwich as Johnny Depp arrived in his full pirate costume – and in character as Captain Jack Sparrow - to pay a surprise visit.

The actor dropped in after nine-year-old pupil Beatrice Delap wrote him a letter asking for help to stage a mutiny.

He is currently in South-East London filming the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean film and was completing scenes at the 18th century Old Naval College, close to the school (pictured).

Beatrice wrote: "Captain Jack Sparrow, At Meridian Primary School, we are a bunch of budding young pirates.

"Normally we are a right handful but we were having a bit of trouble mutiny-ing against the teachers, and we'd love if you could come and help.

"Beatrice Delap, aged nine, a budding pirate. PS. we have a plentiful supply of rum."

Photo: © PA

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