Johnny Depp shocks kids at UK school

LONDON The 47-year-old actor responded to Beatrice Delap's letter. The 9-year-old student was pleading for help in leading a mutiny against her teachers at Meridian Primary School in Greenwich.

The celebrity performed pirate songs and dances for the pupils during the visit with four other cast members on Wednesday.

Depp is currently filming "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" at the nearby Old Naval College.

Teachers at the school say that they encourage pupils to write for a real audience in classes.

"This just goes to show it can reap great rewards," said acting head teacher Jo Graham.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" will be in theaters summer of 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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