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There's a VIP on today's show waiting just behind that door.
-This VIP is small but mighty.
-With an eye-catching appearance.
Pursued by many but often elusive.
Rumour has it this VIP can get into 200 attractions for free.
-It's the silver badge!
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Hello.
-Welcome to Blue Peter.
Today is the last leg in our badge baton relay
where we're asking you - in fact, we're challenging you -
to earn as many badges as you can this summer.
-Today is... Guess what? ..the silver special.
We're very excited. And, of course, as you know,
we give out silver badges to anyone who's already got a blue badge
and goes on to do something a little bit different.
So, if, for example,
you sent in a letter or a picture to get your blue badge,
you can send in something totally different, like a poem,
a model, or even a make to get your silver badge.
So, if you want to get inspired, today's show is going to get you
-into that silver inspiration that you need.
Hello. Later in the show, you'll get the chance to see what happened
when this silver badge travelled 250 miles that way,
towards the International Space Station,
when I got to hang out with British astronaut Tim Peake.
He's a legend. Stay tuned.
As well as that, if you want to know how you can get crafty...
-See what I did there?
-..to earn your badge,
Radzi and I are going to be showing you how you can make this.
-It's a Shelley pinata. How cool is that?
-I love it.
Now, because it's a silver badge show,
I thought I'd do something to celebrate the silver badge
and so I got to travel in something silver.
Well, it's tin. That's close enough, isn't it?
Today, I've travelled to the Isle of Man
to take part in an incredible sport.
It's going to take nerves of steel, real skill and extreme endurance
and, er, and a tin bath.
This is the World Tin Bath Championships,
and it attracts competitors from all over the globe.
I'm catching up with founder Dave to find out more.
Now, my grandma and grandad actually had one of these tin baths
in their front room and I used to have a bath in it
in front of the fire in their house. That's how old they are.
That's how far back they go. Do they have to be tin for this race?
-Yes, they do.
-That's why it's the World TIN Bath Championship,
-as opposed to World Bath Championships.
-That makes sense.
What does the bath have to be before it can float on water?
-How do you make it float?
-To make it float,
you need just two one-gallon cans on a piece of two-by-one,
3ft, 4ft wide, and that puts your floats on it.
Tie it to the bath, get a paddle and away you go.
Can I put a motor on it? Can I put an electric motor on the back?
-No electric motors.
-Rockets? Rockets on the side?
-No rockets, no.
-We've had that.
-OK, just a tin bath.
-Standard household tin bath.
-I need a bath.
-I thought I could smell something.
I think I'll do the comedy, thank you very much. Right.
-No, an actual bath, please, Dave.
This may seem like fun,
but competitors take this event pretty seriously
and making your bath look good is all part of it.
So, I've given mine a bit of a Blue Peter makeover.
My little tin bath beauty. Isn't she gorgeous? Now, I know
it's Blue Peter and I did want to paint it blue,
but we didn't have any blue paint, so it's yellow.
I've got a camera so you can see what I'm doing in the tin bath.
I've got a bail-out bowl.
This is very important cos water will come into the bath
and so I can then bail the water out.
If that gets into trouble, I've got another bowl
so I can bail out the bail-out bowl. I've thought of everything.
I've done some incredible things on Blue Peter,
but today, I'm taking it to the next level.
You can keep your power shower, and I don't need no soap.
It's just me and my bathing machine.
Let's do this.
So, the idea of this race is quite simple.
I've got to get into my tin bath, which is very difficult to steer,
and head out from here to the very end.
You see where the bridge is in the distance?
I've got to go under that, around that little bunting line
and then come back down here to the finish line.
Now, apparently, the most amount of sinkages -
the people who go under the water -
that happens here, right at the start.
It's very difficult to get your balance.
As long as I get my balance right, I should be able to set off.
But that's easier said than done, as I soon discover.
All right, we're in!
We're in. Oh, we were in.
We're not in.
'I'm sinking. Yeah, I'm actually sinking.
'Not a good start.'
OK, this is getting a bit embarrassing now.
-'Blue Peter's not having a lot of success here.'
Now, the boat that I was in originally is no good,
so Dave, the guy we met earlier on,
the organiser who started this, like, 50 years ago,
he's given me the original tin bath that he raced in
that started this whole thing.
So, I'm driving an icon. It's older than Blue Peter.
I can't wait to get in it and give it a go.
New boat, fresh start and I think I'm getting the hang of it.
As soon as you start paddling,
it actually becomes a bit more difficult to keep stable.
So, I think the key here is keep moving.
And I've got steering down, I think. Just about.
Yeah, I think we're going to be OK.
I think we're going to be fine on this one.
With the race only moments away,
I eventually join my fellow competitors at the start line.
-'Are you ready?'
'On your marks, set, go!'
-And we're off.
Now, considering I've done absolutely no training for this,
it seems to be going OK.
I'm past the yellow buoy! I'm past the yellow buoy.
This is great news. This is great news.
I'm also not dead last cos this guy in the very sparkly shirt...
OK. No, now I'm last. Now I'm last. That's OK.
'I may be last but I'm still afloat, unlike some others.'
Man down. Two men down.
And Barney is still going strong.
'Don't be too confident, Barney.'
No, no, no, no. No!
'And my fellow competitors aren't helping either.'
Whoa! That's cheating. That's definitely cheating.
'All this constant paddling is starting to take it's toll.'
This is so hard!
I'm trying my hardest, but I've lost all my strength
because I'm using quite a lot of my energy
to keep this thing floating and staying upright.
'I'm almost halfway, but now for the tricky bit.
'I need to turn under the bridge.'
This is the hardest bit. This is where we can capsize.
'Am I going to do it? Keep paddling.'
That was so hard. I was so close.
'I've had so much fun
'and I may not be the World Tin Bath Champion,
'but I gave it my very best shot.'
Yeah, I need a bath.
A real one. Oh!
You may have noticed
that our very own Shelley made an appearance there,
so why not head online after the show
for a very special Fan Club Hour
where you can help to write the story of what happens to Shelley
in her watery adventure?
But now onto something a little bit different.
This is what happened when Radzi and I were put to the task
of creating something very arty
with PVA glue, paper and a lot of green paint.
And believe it or not, it was a work of art.
Now, you're going to like this
cos it's a make that involves parties - outdoor parties...
-It can only be the Shelley pinata.
Have a look at her in all her glory.
Just spinning around in the wind showing herself off.
It's a really good make. We love this one, don't we, Radz?
Genuinely love this.
-We're about to have a Shelley party.
What do you need to make it?
You're going to need the following things...
It's a very green make. We love it.
So, first things first, you need a Shelley body,
-and I'll do that with a balloon.
Well done. If you could...
Oh, Rad. I knew you were going to do that!
-It landed on the cameraman, as well.
-It's not a big deal.
You've got one there. We've got a nice, big one.
And then, to get started,
I've just got a few bits of newspaper
-that I've just kind of torn. Doesn't have to be too neat.
And then dip them in the PVA and water like so,
and then kind of wipe it off.
You don't want too much glue on them.
-And then whack it onto your balloon like so.
Now, you need a couple of layers, Radz,
because we want our Shelley to be sturdy.
So, make sure you kind of dip it in
and when you put the next bit on and wipe off the glue,
just make sure that it just slightly overlaps like that.
There you go. And once you've done that all the way round,
it should be a nice bit of papier mache.
In fact, Linds, it will look a little bit like...
-Whoa, nearly lost it.
So, what we've done here is we've got two layers of papier mache.
We let each layer dry before adding the second one.
And you can see just here, we've put a little bit of a gap there.
The reason for that gap is very simple.
That is were we add our treats and our sweets.
-Linds, you're excited.
-Yeah. Can I do the fun bit?
This is basically where you get to pop your balloon.
And it should, fingers crossed...
-OK, this could genuinely go wrong.
-We are live.
-Go on, Linds!
Let's see if it keeps its sturdy shape.
Well, that went...
Come on! ..incredibly well.
Grab a grown-up to help you with that bit
just in case it doesn't quite go right.
-Shall we now fill it?
-Yeah, let's fill it with treats and sweets.
So, these sweets are a bit special because we've actually made these.
These are Blue Peter's very own sweets.
To find out how to make those,
simply jump onto the Blue Peter website.
-I'll start filling right now.
-Chuck them in. As well as that,
you might not always want sweets.
We've made origami little butterflies and flowers here.
There's stars, there's a bit of everything.
So, let's chuck those in because
then it looks nice and pretty, doesn't it, when it bursts open?
And I think, out of both of them, that's the one you want.
Yeah, cos then it'll burst open.
-Let me get some stars in.
-There we go.
-Are we good?
-Yeah, we're good.
-Linds, hang on.
-Because we need to hang it.
-Did you see what I did there?
-It needs to hang up.
-Kind of. Not sure it works.
And this is where the pencil and the string comes in.
So, just beneath the gap there,
I'm going to put my fingers underneath the hole
-and then I'm going to press inside like so.
Once you've gone all the way through...
It's worth grabbing a grown-up at this stage
-cos it can be a bit tricky.
-Hey, that's good!
The pencil goes horizontal and you can see we can hang it.
-We're definitely getting there. There's a little problem.
Does this look like Shelley to you guys?
-No, I didn't think so, not really.
What we need to do is make it look more Shelley-like.
So, to do that, with my cardboard, as you can see,
and some recycled stuff,
I've just cut out these little hexagons like so.
They don't need to be neat as long as they've got six sides.
And then, with a bit of sticky tape like so,
-we're just going to stick them on.
So, I'll put one at the front there.
And then a top tip that you can do is get a slightly bigger one
and this is how you can cover your hole up.
Can you see what I'm doing there?
Cover it up and that means that all our sweeties won't fall out.
There we go. Radz, it still doesn't look like Shelley, does it?
Exactly. We've got the body, but what about the legs and head?
That is where our cups come in. So, we've got four cups here.
We've also got a yogurt pot and these will form...
-Ah, little leggies.
-There you go.
And then once we've put the body on top and the head on like so...
Barney, we can see you stealing sweeties.
..and stuck with sticky tape all the way round,
we'll have a Shelley which looks a bit like this.
Like this one! There you go.
Does that look a bit more like Shelley now?
We're getting there, aren't we?
And you can see we've put another layer of papier mache all over,
but a top tip is don't make it too thick.
You don't want to put too much on
because otherwise, Shelley's belly won't give you loads of sweets.
-I like what you did there.
-Yeah, it was nice.
So, what do you think is missing here, guys?
-Is it beginning with P and ending in
-I think it might be.
So, I'll turn Shelley over and I'm going to paint...
Barney's taken so many sweets.
You guys can have some after, as well, don't worry.
-I didn't even notice Barney did that, by the way.
-He's taken loads.
Right, let's do her little belly there.
Oh, and let's get that kind of dirty paint colour on.
There we go. You can get creative with this bit.
To be honest, you could make a multicoloured Shelley.
It really doesn't matter.
But once you've gone all the way over her and let her dry,
she should look something like...
Can I get a round of applause, please?
That is pretty good, isn't it?
-She's looking awesome.
-I like that.
-If you want to make your own,
why don't you head onto the Fan Club afterwards?
You can see Radzi and I when we're just having a go.
-A little Shelley party.
-I made a boo-boo.
-I made a boo-boo when I might have hit Shelley.
But, actually, this is where we want you to grab a grown-up
and record yourself having a go at breaking open your Shelley pinata.
Once you've done that,
upload it onto the Blue Peter website. We love it.
-You want to do it right now.
No, I'm going to hang onto her. You can't just yet, Radzi,
because all the details you need on how to make your Shelley pinata
There you have it - your very own Shelley pinata.
I'm keeping her safe.
OK, let's take a look at the big Badge Wall -
my favourite part of the show because you are incredibly creative
and this is where we get to showcase it.
I wish our show was literally nine weeks long.
We could talk about it for hours. We have this in from Jessica.
-It's a 3D money box all the way from Horsham.
It's very clever,
not just because it's 3-D, but because, on the back,
-she's used a milk bottle top that you can unscrew...
-All your money out.
-..and take the money out. How amazing is that?
Radzi, you put the money in and I'll just take it out.
-Jessica, you're a genius. Thank you very much.
-Tom from Dorset
has done this amazing picture of Shelley. I love it.
She's hiding in the grass. There's a palm tree and a sun.
-I think she's gone on holiday.
-Shelley enjoying herself in the sun.
Thank you so much, Tom. Well done. You got a silver badge.
Hannah from Surrey, you've sent in this gorgeous cushion.
Just look at this here. Not any cushion -
a Blue-Peter-badge-shaped cushion with different fabrics.
-Hannah, I love your work. Thank you.
We get poems as well as 3-D stuff.
Hope from Surrey has sent in, "Blue Peter's presented on the TV
"By three presenters, Lindsey, Barney and Radzi
"But which one would you want to be?"
We all know the answer to that one - Radzi.
"All of them work their magic on viewers afar
"As they glue you to the TV like you're stuck in tar."
We love stuff like this. Keep it coming.
This wall is looking so good today.
Arthur from Swindon has sent in this.
You can see so much work's gone into it.
It's the BP ship and it's covered in silver foil.
We love that. That's obviously taken ages.
We think you're amazing so you've definitely earnt a silver badge.
Well done, you. And thank you, everyone, for sending in your post.
And if you still need your silver badge
to complete the badge baton relay challenge that we're doing,
then send it in cos we love filling the wall up
and making it look this good.
Now, don't forget that all of the badges
get you into over 200 attractions...
-So, before the summer holidays end,
check out the Blue Peter website. Grab a badge, a grown-up,
fill in and check all the details.
You must check the details cos sometimes the offers can change
and we don't want you to be disappointed.
And now check this out.
I've been set a very important mission.
To show you some of the ways you can earn a Blue Peter silver badge.
And I'm using your amazing post to help me do it.
But before we get started, I've got to tell you something. Come closer.
Closer. OK, personal space.
To get a silver badge, you need to have one of these first.
And then you have to do something different
to what you did to get this to get this. Simple.
You could, for example, write a story.
Well, as long as you didn't write a story
for your first Blue Peter badge, just like Alice did.
Or a poem. Thank you, Tyler. And you, too, Rosa.
I love a good story. In fact, this is my favourite.
A little bit here.
A little bit there.
Or you could send us an arty masterpiece.
You never know, it might end up on our Badge Wall.
Freya from Darlington has sent in this wonderful bit of post.
It's a lovely kind of bunting. It's made out of heart designs.
You're very clever, Freya. Well done.
Lindsey's going to love this. I've got the eyes just right.
And it's not just pictures.
You could get inventive, like Amelia, Molly and Ruby,
and create your own make,
something that you MAKE look really easy.
There are a load of things you can do.
How about a sponsored silence?
Need more inspiration? Well, for their silver badges,
Matthew and Adita took part in an organ-playing marathon
and Claire created this Blue Peter collage.
So, however you decide to earn your silver badge,
just remember to do something different
to what you did when you got your blue one. Simple.
Well, after all that, I think I deserve a rest.
So, it's a good job Kizzy got her silver badge
for sending in this pillow.
Now, though, another silver badge journey,
but this time, a little bit further - into space.
Is there nowhere the BP badge won't go?
11.03am on the 15th of December 2015.
Major Tim Peake blasts off complete with his mission patch -
designed by Blue Peter viewer Troy -
to take his place on the International Space Station
where he'll be living and working for a total of six months.
Right now, Tim Peake is orbiting the Earth 250 miles that way,
and the people that look after him, well, they're just in there.
Oh, did I not say I'm in Germany?
And that that is THE control centre for Tim Peake's mission?
I probably should have said that, shouldn't I?
Because it's Blue Peter, we've got unique access
to go inside and see how it all works.
You're invited, as well. Did I not say that?
I probably should have done. It's good, isn't it?
Since he lifted off, Britain has been gripped by Tim's mission,
and I am, too,
so to be given the chance to see behind the scenes of mission control
is a real privilege.
Now, you may recognise this place from all the space movies
that you've seen, but this isn't a movie set.
This is the real thing.
This is the control centre for the Columbus module
that Tim Peake is inside right now in space.
The International Space Station speeds around the Earth
at over 17,000mph,
so it takes a team of flight directors down on the ground
to make sure everything runs smoothly in his module.
And the first person I'm going to meet is one of them, Gurman.
Can you tell us what a flight director does?
Yeah, I mean, it's a pretty interesting and cool thing
that we are doing here.
We are in control of this module, so we are responsible to maintain
everything which is going on in this module.
And we are also telling Tim what kind of experiments he has to do,
so that is our job.
This is the position controlling, actually, the module,
so, sending commands, opening valves,
controlling the temperature that the astronauts are feeling,
that the atmosphere, the oxygen that they are breathing is OK.
On the 15th of January this year, Tim Peake became the first British
European Space Agency astronaut
to perform what the guys here call an EVA,
or a space walk to you and me.
When they do a space walk, that then goes somewhere else, doesn't it?
Yeah. I mean, this is being controlled from Houston,
which is in America,
and that is the main control centre for the space station.
Tim and his crew mate had to stop their space walk early
because one of their helmets was leaking.
So, things do go wrong and it's the mission director who is responsible
for making sure Tim is OK.
For the Columbus module, that's Bertie.
-So, you're in charge?
-Yes, I am.
Are you happy with what he's been doing in space?
Oh, he's fantastic.
He's a fantastic team worker. He's always in a good mood.
There's also many tasks he has to do.
Each minute is planned out in his stay.
How do you communicate with Tim?
Because it's not like you can just pick up the phone.
But he can. When he has a certain coverage with the satellites,
he can pick up the phone and call me on my mobile,
and he calls me in my office.
-That's really cool, isn't it?
-To get a call from space?
Every Thursday around midday, the control centre here in Munich
gets in touch with the International Space Station
to transfer information and just make sure everyone's OK.
Wait a minute, today's Thursday.
It's around midday.
I can't quite believe I'm saying this,
but the team here have allowed me to sit in
on one of their crew conferences.
-'Yes, this is Houston contact.
-'Are you ready for the conference?'
-And we are ready.
I don't know why, but as we wait for the call to come through,
I'm really nervous.
And then, all of a sudden,
I get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to talk to space.
-'Munich station on space to ground 44.'
Tim, it's Barney. It's so good to see you. How are you?
Hello, Barney, and hi to Blue Peter.
How is it up there?
Life on board is wonderful.
We've already had two EVAs,
one of which I was able to go outside the space station on.
I'm being kept very busy
and of course, when we do get the odd five-minute break,
just going to the windows and looking down on planet Earth
is absolutely spectacular.
Obviously, you're wearing a Blue Peter badge.
We would love to see what would happen to that badge
if it was to be in an anti-gravity environment.
-Can you float that for us?
-I've got another badge here for you -
another Blue Peter badge - so I'm going to put that up by the camera
and show you what happens and it's just going to float around.
Now, the thing with small objects like this that don't have much mass
is they float around really easily.
You know, you let go of them for two minutes and look away
and they're gone, they'll go all over the place.
Listen, it's been so good to speak to you
and we'll see you when you land. Thanks a lot.
Fantastic, Barney. Great speaking to you, too,
and, yeah, I look forward to seeing you when I get back. Bye now.
Hands down my favourite moment on Blue Peter ever.
When did you ever see a Blue Peter badge spinning in space?
-Tim Peake, we salute you, sir.
Barney, do you also like the bit when,
to do something different, I used my tush on TV?
You cannot point to your bottom and say the word tush on telly, Radzi.
-It was for a world record, though.
So, to bring to a crescendo the Summer Badge Baton Relay Challenge,
-shall we end it on a bum note?
-Well done. Whoopee.
OK, Radzi, you will be attempting the official Guinness World Record
title for most whoopee cushions sat on in one minute.
-And the record set is 80.
-That's a lot.
The important rules to remember are -
you must sit on the whoopee cushions individually,
only whoopee cushions that make a raspberry-style noise
will be counted, and very importantly...
-SHE BLOWS RASPBERRY
-..any whoopee cushion
that's exploded or teared will not count towards your total.
-See, that's the bit that makes it hard.
Do you know what? It's not just that bit.
It's the fact I've got to do 80.
-My legs are going to be so tight.
-It's a lot of squats.
It's a lot of squats, this.
We should say this - it has been attempted before,
but just for 30 seconds.
It was on CBBC's Officially Amazing with the gorgeous Ben Shires,
but we're going to try and do it today for 60 seconds,
-aren't we, Radz?
-With the gorgeous Radzi.
Wish me luck at home, please. Cheer along.
-Go for it. He's genuinely nervous, isn't he?
-He really is.
Get yourself ready. Alan's going to follow him because we would normally
do a big countdown in the studio, but we can't.
It's an official world record. Only Alan can start the record.
Alan, whenever you're ready. We're going to do some commentating.
-Radzi, the best of luck, mate.
-Go for it, Radz.
This is an official Guinness World Records title.
For the title, three, two, one, go!
He's off to a nice start there.
You can tell he practised all weekend for this.
The one thing that we know about Radzi
is that he's meticulous about everything that he does.
He thinks about everything so well before he attempts to do anything.
They're all making a noise, aren't they? Can you hear that?
They're all making a noise and this makes them count
unless they've split.
Now, all he's got to do is get just over halfway,
which is 40, just before 30 seconds.
-That was his aim, wasn't it?
-He said if he can do that...
-There we go.
-40, there we go.
-He's on track to do this.
-It's so close.
That was in 29 seconds, though. Can he do this?
Now, don't forget, Radzi is doing squats.
He's doing one after the other.
The muscles in his legs are going to be burning like you've no idea.
-He's got such a long way to go.
-He's coming round the corner back into the studio now.
-I can hear him.
-Come on, Radzi, you can do it!
-Mate, you've got 12 seconds left.
12 seconds left, Radz. Come on, mate, come on.
-Keep going, Radz. You can do it.
-Come on, Radz, keep going!
-Keep going! KLAXON
-Mate, that was amazing!
We were all saying, "There's no way he's going to do this."
-That was awesome.
-Well done. How are you feeling?
-Is that a silly question?
-Linds, I've got nothing left.
OK, Radzi, stand up if you can - I know you've got jelly legs -
because it's time to hand over to Alan to see whether...
-I think he's done it.
-..Blue Peter have got a new world record.
-Well, Radzi, I can tell you that it was
-a valid attempt.
the record to set today was 80.
-Oh, don't keep me waiting!
-You are the new
Guinness World Record title holder. You are officially amazing.
-That's so good.
-We thought that was the hardest thing ever,
that you were never going to do it, and look at you, you smashed it.
I cannot tell you just how tiring that was,
but now I've got a World Record certificate above my bed.
-Amazing, mate. We're proud of you.
That's all we've got time for this week,
but we've got so much stuff coming your way in the new term.
-That's one of them.
-What are you doing?
-That's me doing my new waterskiing challenge. You'll love it.
Also, I'm taking to the water for my amazing sailing competition.
We've also got a world record special. Can't wait for that.
In the meantime, head online to the Blue Peter Fan Club
-and have some fun. We'll see you next week. Bye, everybody.
Need more inspiration? Check this out.
Over the last 12 months, some of the world's great and good
couldn't wait to get their hands on a Blue Peter badge.
We've met superstars that sparkle in the galaxy of showbiz.
-There you go, your Blue Peter badge.
-Levi, there's yours, as well.
-Thank you very much.
I love it. This is a Blue Peter badge. Thank you.
Well done on your first ever Blue Peter badge.
Oh, thank you. How amazing.
This may be the most incredible thing that's ever happened to me.
SHE GASPS Your very own Blue Peter badge
-cos I know you haven't got one.
-You won't take it away from me?
You won't hand it over, then say, "Sorry, only joking"?
-Can I hold on to it?
-You may have it. You may wear it with pride.
We've had some of the biggest names from the world of sport.
And inspire one of your friends to try a sport that you love.
A lucky few have come back for their silver badge.
-Wow! Thank you.
-There you go.
-You get a silver badge.
-Oh, my gosh!
Not many people have one of those.
This is an honour, truly. Nice!
It's your very own Blue Peter silver badge.
-You didn't know we were going to do that, did you?
I actually didn't know that. That's amazing. Thank you.
Now it's time for something just a little bit special...
'And some have even earnt the most prestigious badge of all.'
..the Blue Peter gold badge.
This is absolutely the honour of a lifetime.
Congratulations, and thank you so much.
Oh, Lindsey, I am so happy.
-Look at this.
-Look at that!
It is the Blue Peter
-Oh, I know all about this.
That is indeed an honour.
That is fantastic.
Is this your first Blue Peter badge, the gold one?
My first Blue Peter badge.
And I've always secretly, privately wanted one,
-but now I have one, so, thank you.
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-Hopefully, that's inspired you to get yours,
so what are you waiting for?