A BAND of cutthroat pirates took over Hade Edge Junior School to help launch the new creative curriculum.

The pirates, a mutinous band of drama students from Bradford College, challenged the young pupils during a week of fun learning events.

Pupils were threatened with having to walk the plank unless they took part in specially devised English, maths and science challenges aimed at re-capturing their school.

Headteacher Jeff Kilner said: “We transformed the school into the Hade Edge School of Wizardry and it proved to be a fantastic success.”