Earn a Blue Peter Badge – competition for all!

‘What BP badge should you earn?

If you’re itching to get your hands on a Blue Peter badge, but don’t know where to start, this is the quiz for you! This quiz uses top of the range technology to decipher what BP badge is perfect for you.’

 

Click on the start at the top of the page and this will help you choose a badge to apply for.

 

To apply visit the Blue Peter link below and apply through their page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

There are eight badges you can earn…

Blue badge

Blue badges are awarded for sending in interesting letters, stories, pictures, poems, good ideas for the programme, and for having appeared on Blue Peter.

Once you’ve got a Blue badge you can apply for a Silver badge.

Green badge

Green badges are awarded for sending in letters, pictures and makes that are about the environment, conservation or nature.

 

Silver badge

Silver badges are awarded to Blue badge holders who go on to make an extra effort. For example, if you won a Blue badge for an interesting letter or email, you could win a Silver badge by sending us something different such as a make, picture or a poem.

Fan Club badge

Purple Fan Club badges are awarded for joining the Blue Peter fan club and answering some questions about the show and the website.

Music badge

The Music badge is a very special badge, designed by superstar Ed Sheeran. It’s awarded to those who show off their passion for music by learning a new instrument or being part of a musical performance.

Sport badge

The Sport badge is awarded for getting active and trying a sport or physical activity that you have never tried before. Each year a new limited edition badge is released that is only available during the summer. This means you can collect a new Sport badge every single year!

Applications for 2020 are open now and will close in late September 2020. Due to current circumstances, earning your Sport badge is a little different this year, so remember to read all the instructions.

Orange badge

Orange badges are given to winners and runners up of Blue Peter competitions. To have a chance of winning one of these badges you have to enter a Blue Peter competition, which only run during certain times in the year. For more information on competitions and whether a competition is open or not visit the  competition page.

Gold badge

Gold badges are very rare indeed. Each year only a few are awarded in exceptional circumstances for outstanding achievements, for example being solely responsible for saving someone’s life, or showing amazing and unique bravery, courage and citizenship. (You must already have at least one of the other badges).

On very rare occasions, extraordinary adults can also be awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge. Recipients are high profile personalities who are considered to be role models, inspiring the nation’s children.

MORE INFORMATION:

Watch Blue Peter live on Thursdays at 5:30pm on CBBC and iPlayer and join the Blue Peter Fan Club Live Chat every Thursday 5:30 – 6:30pm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/blue-peter

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Cloud Spotting!

With the weather outside I thought this would be a great opportunity to spend some time looking up at the clouds above us!

What You’ll Need: 
  • A blue sky with clouds.
  • An open, comfortable space to lie.
  • A rug or equivalent to lie on if the ground is damp.
  • Alternatively a seat by a window, where you can comfortably relax.
Instructions 
  1. Choose a day when you will be relaxed lying on the ground looking up at the sky.
  2. Find a comfortable spot. In the garden or by a window.
  3. Look at the clouds in the sky.

Task 1: Verbal Literacy: Describe what you can you see? Can you see a unicorn? Can you see a fairy-tale castle? Can you see a whale or a dolphin? What do the clouds make you think of? Are there any patterns or shapes you can see? Use your imagination. You could also take a picture of what you see.
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Task 2: Write a short story about the different things you can see amongst the clouds? Observe the clouds for a while and start to think about what adjectives best describe the clouds. What creative story could you write about to explain what is happening up there in the sky? I have attached an information e-book to help you learn about types of clouds. You could add some of these facts to your story and descriptions to show your new understanding of clouds.

Read about the different clouds in the cloud spotting guide here. Or here t2-g-2567180-clouds-ebook-english_ver_2

You can even get a bit crafty! Look at the picture below for some inspiration!

 

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Still Life Observational Drawings

Can you draw something right infront of you? Choose some objects in your house and place them together. Watch the video below and have a go!

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Home Art Lesson 4

Relief Sculptures from Recyclable Materials

Hello everyone, another art lesson to express your creativity!

You’ll need to collect some junk materials for this one.

Remember to send pictures of your art to your teachers, they’d love to see them!

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