Westbourne Primary School releases music video '˜Tim Peake's coming home'

Pupils at Westbourne Primary School have reached for the stars with a music video released today (June 17) for Tim Peake's return.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 5:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:19 pm

The video, entitled ‘Tim Peake’s coming home’, shows all the children at the primary school singing along to words they wrote to the tune of the 1996 song ‘football’s coming home’.

The video took three weeks to create, and now project manager Simon Newnham has confirmed that Tim Peake himself has watched it and will be tweeting the video from his account later today.

Mr Newnham said: “We came up with the idea three weeks ago, I had written an article about Tim Peake’s return but I wanted to do something that would involve the children at the school too, especially as Westbourne was Tim’s primary school.


“My article was titled ‘Tim Peake coming home’ – nothing special, but then when I heard the football song ‘football’s coming home’ for Euro 2016 I started thinking.”

Simon continued: “I wrote a few words for the song, and so did the children.

“It is such a simple idea but when you give it to children they just run with it – the boys and girls used their own imaginations and the result was just extraordinary.”

Chichester astronaut Tim Peake will be returning home tomorrow (June 18) after six months on the International Space Station.

Headteacher of Westbourne Primary, Steven Potter, said before unveiling the masterpiece to the children’s parents: “Tim Peake, we are so proud of you and wish you all the very best when you come down to earth tomorrow.

“It is absolutely amazing what the children have achieved with this video and thank you to Mark Blaney and Simon Newnham for all your help.”

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