Cutlasses in the classroom

Shiver me timbers! These youngsters are staging a mutiny at a Barking school.

The miniature pirates, aged four and five, took part in a special assembly at Manor Infants in Sandringham Road.

About 120 children dressed up as Jack Sparrow and his crew watched by parents, relatives and friends.

Bruce Munro, head organiser of the assembly, said: “The children were doing a pirates topic this term which included making boats in addition to maths with weighing and counting money. We put it together and based our assembly on pirates.”