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Last Updated: Thursday October 07 2010 17:04 GMT

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow visits UK school

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at the school with Bea, who wrote asking the star to help with a mutiny. Picture by Darryl Green

EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp helps school mutiny!

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has paid a surprise visit to a school in London.

The actor, who plays Captain Jack Sparrow, was filming in south London, and went to the school after receiving a letter from one of pupils.

Nine-year-old Beatrice had written to Captain Jack, asking the star to come and lead a mutiny at her school.

He arrived in full costume, and talked to the kids about what you need to be a swashbuckling pirate.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow at the school with Bea, who wrote asking the star to help with a mutiny. Picture by Darryl Green

Newsround visits the school

Beatrice said: "I thought he'd never come - but if we didn't do it we'd never know!"