VISITORS joined the IT crowd as they helped a Hollywood lookalike raise money for school computers at a school fair.

Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow was one of a host of superheroes to grace the fields at Hipswell Church of England Primary School in Catterick.

The annual event raised more than £900 towards the cost of refurbishing the computer network to create an ICT suite for students and the community.

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Appropriately, Captain Jack was played by Roy McCormack, the head of IT at the secondary school next door, Risedale Sports and Community College.

Hipswell Primary School head teacher Jon Sykes said: “The event was a complete success and I was thrilled that so many members of the community took part and visited us.”

Visitors were treated to a host of stalls and displays by martial arts experts, Colburn Youth Team and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Vice chair of the school’s parents’ association, Annmarie Brown said: “The fair is a great opportunity to bring the school and the community together and we always get a fantastic turnout.

“A new refurbished computer suite is likely to cost about £20,000 but for the world our children will grow into IT skills are absolutely essential.”