Stubbington pupils to spend a night at Tim Peake exhibition

School children from Crofton Anne Dale Junior School in Stubbington
School children from Crofton Anne Dale Junior School in Stubbington

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A GROUP of schoolchildren are set to undergo an out-of-this-world experience after winning a competition to spend the night in the Tim Peake sleepover exhibition in Chichester.

The pupils at Crofton Anne Dale Junior School, in Stubbington, will take part in one of 10 organised sleepovers at The Novium Museum’s new exhibition.

The exhibition, takes visitors on a space journey that follows Peake’s astronomical adventure from growing up in Chichester to becoming an astronaut.

Pupils will spend the night in a chamber, giving them the chance to experience what it is like to sleep in space.

Youngsters from across the country were challenged to write about their dream space job.

Josie Sole, a Year 5 pupil at the school, won the chance for her class to attend.

She said: ‘I’m really excited. I didn’t think I was going to win and so I was really pleased when the museum contacted us.

‘I think that Tim is a really good role model. Everyone is so proud of him.

‘We all can’t wait to go the sleepover. My class is so excited and they are cheering me wherever I go.’