Pirate fun with Captain Jack

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Captain Jack Sparrow chasing West Cliff School kids''w131216c

Ahoy me Hearties - a very special visitor sailed into Whitby to visit youngsters at the town’s West Cliff School.

Captain Jack Sparrow aka pirate impersonator Chris Moor held an assembly where he entertained the whole school with his pirate tales.

Pupils, teachers and helpers also dressed up in pirate costume to join in the fun during the visit.

The 49-year-old from Kent was asked to pay a visit to the school by parent Claire Savage, a member of Whitby International Pirate Society, whose son Leo is a pupil at the school.

During the assembly, he talked about what life was like at sea in the late 17th and 18th century, famous pirates, navigation, pirate food and why people turned to piracy.

Chris who is also a magician but works full time as a designer said: “My mum lives in East Ayton and I was coming up for Easter.

“I’m Facebook friends with the Whitby Pirates and said I was coming up and would be nice to meet up and one of the pirates said would I like to come up a couple of days early and visit the school. It was fun. I signed a lot of autographs after the assembly. The reaction was fantastic and from the teachers and the helpers, it was great and I really enjoyed the day. Quite a few of the teachers dressed up and made 
it a special day to celebrate Easter and the holidays.”

After the assembly, Captain Jack mingled with children in the playground where he told more pirate tales and handed out some gold coins as mementos of the day.