Week one of the Blue Peter badge challenge – Green Badge

Green badge ‘ Show your saving the planet’.

Green badges are awarded for sending in letters, pictures and  things you make that are about or inspired by the environment, conservation or nature.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/blue-peter-apply-for-a-green-badge

Here are a few ideas as to how you can achieve the Green Blue Peter Badge.

  1. Make a bird feeder,
  2. Create a garden box
  3. Plant some seeds
  4. Build a bug hotel
  5. Ocean crafts
  6. Endangered animal pictures
  7. Make a birds nest
  8. Create a poster linked to Chester Zoo and the impact of COVID 19
  9. Write a letter to David  Attenborough

To apply for a Green badge you must:

  • Be between 6 – 15 years old
  • Ask your parent or guardian for permission and ask them to read the Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page
  • Please tell us about what you have done to help the environment or send us something with an environmental theme to earn your Green badge. You could write us a letter to tell us about something you’ve done to help the environment, or a poem or story that has been inspired with a green twist. Perhaps you wish to create an artwork or model or idea for helping our planet, animals or nature.
  • Also include: your full name, your date of birth, your home postal address and postcode (not your school address) and that you are applying for a Green badge
  • Post it to Blue Peter with the correct stamp on it (you’ll need a ‘large letter’ stamp if sending an A4, or to pay for parcel postage if bigger than a letter)

Send your application letter and any other materials to the following address:

Blue Peter

MediaCityUK

Salford

M50 2BH

Alternatively, for a limited time, you can email your application and scanned documents to bluepeter@bbc.co.uk.

Need inspiration?

Why not check out the badge wall segment live on Blue Peter (Thursdays, 5:30pm on CBBC), catch up on BBC iPlayer OR visit the ‘Post of the Week’ page.

What happens when I’ve sent my application?

Thousands of children apply for badges each year and it can take up to 10 weeks for your badge to arrive, so please be patient! If you have any further questions, check out our badge Q&A pages.

 

 

Please note: Current UK government advice advises everyone to stay at home and so for the time being, you will not be able to visit Blue Peter Badge attractions.

Home Learning – Art Lesson 6 Colour Monster

Hi everyone! Welcome back to your Art lessons online. I hope you have fun drawing along with the artist today.

Ceramic Artist James DeRosso . TV | OPB

In today’s lesson we are inspired by an artist who loves to draw and create little monsters. We are also going to learn a little bit more about the different type of colours and their names.

Bat Flop | ART Elements GalleryA Monster Party in the Art Room...James DeRosso inspired Monsters ...

You don’t have to copy my drawings exactly, for this lesson if you want to change the colours on your colour wheel or how your monster looks that’s fine, it is your art! If you don’t have the same resources at home don’t worry, just use what you have.

Home learning – Art Lesson on Tall Birds with Salvador Dali

In today’s lesson we are inspired by an artist who loves to draw his dreams, Salvador Dali. These pictures can look strange and sometimes very funny. I hope this lesson helps you to see the fun in Art and you can have a little giggle with as well!

Salvador Dali - 1162 artworks - painting

You don’t have to copy the drawings exactly, for this lesson you might want to change the animal that you add your long legs too or maybe you want your animal to have long arms, it is your art!

Salvador Dalí: Painting "Les Elephants", (1948) framed - ars mundiDo you think Salvador Dali was a great artist or just a showman ...

If you don’t have the same resources at home don’t worry, just use what you have. You could even try and make your own.

The Persistence of Memory Painting By Salvador Dali - Reproduction ...

I hope you have fun drawing and painting along with the artist.

Home learning – Art Lesson Illustrating and Dreaming with Quentin Blake


In today’s lesson we are inspired by an illustrator who has drawn pictures for lots of children’s books. I think you might recognise some of them! It’s also a time for you to think about your dreams, big or small.

BBC - Quentin Blake on working with a big friendly giant

As we are staying in and staying safe, now might be the perfect time to think of something that you would love to do one day, or maybe even start on your dream today!

Quentin Blake: Roald Dahl rewrote the BFG because of my drawings ...

You don’t have to copy thedrawings exactly, for this lesson you might want to change the character and you will definitely want to add in your own dream, it is your art!

Coronavirus: Quentin Blake makes rainbows to raise pots of gold ...

If you don’t have the same resources as the artist at home don’t worry, just use what you have. You could even try and make your own.

I hope you have fun drawing and painting along with the artist!

Africa Day – Half Term activities

Monday 25th May is ‘Africa Day’, it’s also Half Term. As you know teachers won’t be posting daily over Half Term -it’s time to spend time with your family and be together. We are also posting a range of activities for you to do together.

AFRICA DAY  – below are a range of activities covering the topic Africa.

africa-challenges

African-habitat-drawing-LKS2

african-music-activity

african-poetry

african-yoga-cards

africa-tangram-ks2

Africa-tribal-mask-colouring

africa-wellbeing-colouring-ks1andks2

africa-wellbeing-ks2

challenge-max-africa-edition

crafting-activity-2

jungleweighing

learn-to-speak-swahili-poster

tp-f-2889-african-animal-top-trumps-card-game-648484

Home Learning – Art Lesson Desert Doodles

In today’s lesson we are inspired by an artist who loves to doodle on everything, Sam Cox.

Cass Art Interview | Sam Cox (The Doodle Man) - Pick up a pen and ...

You don’t have to copy the drawings exactly, for this lesson if you want to change the desert images or the colours that’s fine, it is your art!

The Kooky Drawings of Sam Cox | Scene360

If you don’t have the same resources as the artist at home don’t worry, just use what you have. You could even try and make your own for this lesson.

The Doodle Man: Artist interview with Sam Cox | Cass Art

I hope you have fun drawing or painting along.

Millicent Kaye Art Competition 2020

The Rotary Club of Oswestry established this award in 1996 in honour of Millicent Kaye, who died earlier that year.

The Award is based on a competition which is open to all students in Key Stage 2 at primary schools in Oswestry.

Prizes are awarded both to the individual artist and the school they represent. There is also an award for the school which has, in the opinion of the judge, made outstanding effort.

Each year the Club sets a theme for the competition which aims to be flexible and easily adapted to the curriculum. The theme for this year is ‘PLAYING‘.

The students can submit their 2D piece of artwork electronically and the Border Counties Advertiser and Oswestry Advertiser have expressed an interest in shwoing the winning entries in their papers.

Please send pictures of your ‘Playing’ themed 2D artwork to your class email by Sunday 10th May for judging.

Good Luck!