SUPERSTAR JOHNNY DEPP gave schoolkids a memory to treasure - when he visited their school dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow.
He broke off filming his fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie to answer a jokey plea from Beatrice Delap, nine.
She had visited the nearby film set in Greenwich, South East London, and 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!"
To her amazement, Depp turned up with other cast members - all in pirate gear.
Beatrice said: "He asked where I was so I put my hand up and he gave me a hug. He pulled the letter out of his pocket and said he was going to frame it."
He told another child to study hard - "as pirates have to be cleverer than everyone else".
Meridian Primary School had just ten minutes' notice that father-of-two Depp, 47, was on his way from Greenwich's 18th-century Old Naval College.
He was escorted by police, who are routinely at the set. Beatrice added: "He whispered to me, 'Maybe we shouldn't mutiny today because there are police outside'.
"I said, 'That's probably a good idea'."