It seems almost impossible to wet the learning appetite of the 'Iron Pyrates' at the Dearne High! That is... until Scott, Jessica, Brandon, Lauren, Bethany and Savina are haunted by three young children who died, in painful circumstances, in different parts of Yorkshire. Intrigued, they cleverly persuade their teachers to organise educational visits to Wakefield, Scarborough and Whitby to help exorcise the ghosts and save their souls. The students' journey is full of physical and mental dangers as they encounter a host of real and imaginary characters and famous authors. Who will help them turn Fool's Gold into Pure Gold?