With the summer holidays in full swing, Barney, Lindsey and Radzi are on the shores of Colwyn Bay, challenging each other to games on the sand. Barney is set a surf challenge.
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Would you like to know what exciting new challenge
Blue Peter have in store for me?
Would you like to see the winning design
for the Badge Attractions poster competition?
And would you like to know where we are and how we're celebrating
-the start of the summer holidays?
-We're at the beach!
-I have absolutely no idea.
OI, I'm over here, boys! Get me out! The show's about to start!
I buried Lindsey.
TOGETHER: Croeso i Gymru!
-Hello. After you.
-Hello. Hello. Hi.
Oh, man. I am excited!
-How are you doing? Hello.
Welcome to the beach. We're in North Wales in Colwyn Bay!
And I'm especially excited because I am going to be playing
the game show host with the most
as Lindsey and Barney will be battling it out on the sand
very, very shortly, but before then,
I'd like to bring you back to last week's show when we had
athletes Libby Clegg and Mikael Huggins.
They represented Team Scotland in the Commonwealth Games and, in the
T12 100m category, they won gold.
-I am pumped for them.
-Give them a round of applause!
-Very proud of them here at Blue Peter.
Also, over the summer,
I'm going to be taking on an epic Blue Peter challenge.
It's always epic, isn't it?
-And I can give you a bit of a clue as to what it is.
The training takes part on a beach.
-Is it building the world's biggest sand castle?
No but that would be amazing.
Is it digging the biggest hole ever on a beach?
-Is it eating so much ice cream
that you sick all over the car on the way home?
What a lovely challenge that would be(!)
I could do that quite well. It's none of those. Stop guessing.
-You'll find out later.
-That got us thinking, we want to hear from you.
We want to know if you could take on any challenge this summer,
what would it be and why? We love hearing from you.
-What would you do?
-If I had the talent, I would just love to
take on Usain Bolt in the Commonwealth Games. That'd be it.
-That's a dream challenge.
-That I would want to see on my telly.
How about you guys over here?
What would you do if you got a massive challenge?
You are the coolest person in the world! Hi.
If you could have a big challenge, what would it be?
To eat a tomato because I hate them.
So it's overcoming your biggest fear of tomatoes.
I like that. That's what Blue Peter's all about.
-How about you?
-I would teach one of my friends to play netball
-to earn my badge.
-It's a girl who knows her stuff over here.
Have you noticed that? The sport badge is a big thing.
We want to hear from you so head to the website.
Let us know what challenge you get up to this summer and why.
At the end of the show
we'll read out as many of your comments as we can.
We know you lot at home love playing games
so we thought, "We're here at the beach, it's the summer,
"we're going to get in on the action as well,"
and our game is formed of three rounds. One game in each round.
It's called Blue Peter Beach Games!
Walk this way.
I have a little bit of packing for our caper here. It's fair to say
I've done a little bit of packing. What do you reckon of my efforts?
-We're here for a day so that's a lot.
-That is a very fair point..
The way this game is going to work, the winning team will be
the first team to correctly spell... Nicely caught.
-I got it!
-..the word surf.
-I'm putting it on.
Those letters are hidden somewhere in each of these piles of cases.
-Does that make sense?
-Yeah, I think so.
-Yes. It makes sense.
-I should have added a little bit of jeopardy to this.
The overall loser over three rounds will have their head covered
in a bucket courtesy of the bucket of doom!
What is in there? It looks gross.
Seaweed, ice cubes, water and things I cannot name right now.
I don't want to know.
I've got to win this!
-It is now time to start the countdown.
ALL: Three, two, one!
They're off straightaway.
ALL SHOUT AT ONCE
Hang on a second! We've got four letters!
Lindsey is lagging behind! Lindsey's got two letters.
Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop!
Oh, yes! Stop right there.
Barney has gone crazy.
It's an amazing celebratory run.
We first go with what Lindsey's team...
Let's look at Lindsey's team here.
We have a U, we have an R, we have an S as well. We have SUR.
Let's look at Barney's team.
We have an S, a U, an R and an F, meaning the round one winner
-and the recipient of one point is Team Barney!
Well excited. Team Barney, you are legends.
You're not just holding a word that spells out surf,
you're also giving a really big clue
as to my challenge might be this summer.
-OK, should I tell you?
I'm learning to surf. Don't laugh.
It's going to be over the summer.
But it's not just an ordinary wave like you see behind us,
-it's going to be the Severn Bore.
-Look at this.
This thing can reach up to 50 feet in the air. It's ridiculous.
I'm going to try and do as much training as I can over the summer
to learn to surf cos I need to know how to surf safe.
So a few weeks ago I went to Croyde Bay in Devon to meet these people
-who know all it. I'm out of breath, really.
-You are out of breath.
This is Croyde Bay in the south-west of England,
a popular area for pro surfers to hang out and catch some waves.
I'm here today because I've heard there's a group of surf life-savers
who are going to teach me how to stay safe on the beach.
I'm sure they're around here somewhere.
Surf life-saving began in Australia
over 100 years ago to protect people on local beaches in Sydney.
It was introduced to Britain in 1953 and, since then, over 70 clubs
of life-savers have sprung up across the country.
Surf life-saving is what teaches
people how to go on and become lifeguards.
They might be part of their local club
and then will go on and do their lifeguard qualification.
That brings us to Liv, Phoebe and Charlie.
-You've just qualified.
-Congratulations. How do you feel about that?
-Did it take a long time to get there?
-We've been training since January.
So what happens? Somebody's in trouble, you spot it.
What happens next?
So, you, like, see someone in the water
and so you get your board, run out and you put them onto the board
and take them back in, call other lifeguards over to help them.
I'm learning to surf at the moment so I need to pick up tips
while I'm here to try and help you out.
-What should I need to think about?
-Safety, obviously, always first.
So you've got to know the conditions that your in.
The beach you're at and what rips there might be.
Rips being what the title looks like as it's coming towards you?
Yeah, and water that funnels out to sea. It'll just take you with it.
So as long as you know where they are and know how to get out of them,
you'll be fine.
Club volunteers like these have rescued
thousands of surfers of the years but there is a fun side, too,
with regular competitions between clubs.
Surf life-saving is a multidisciplinary sport.
It involves boarding, running, swimming.
And they learn loads of other valuable skills.
Sounds great and, of course, I want a go.
First question, Phoebe. What's the hat for?
Well, it represents what clubs you come from
so each different club has a different colour hat.
-Plus it looks cool.
-Yeah. Ours is very bright.
And what's happening behind us here, Liv?
This is a key competition discipline and it's called Flags
and it's to test your speed, agility and reaction times.
-Am I having a go at this?
'The aim of flags is simple - to be the last one
'left in the game. Everyone runs towards the flags on the ground
'and if you don't get one you're eliminated. The trick is
'there are more people than flags.
'It's a bit like musical chairs but on the beach.'
Now you've had a little practice, do you want a competition against us?
Oh, bring it on.
Yeah, OK, fine. You win.
'Racing around on the sand is all very well and good
'but my surf challenge will be in the water.'
We're talking about a different kind of skill cos we're using water
as well. What are we going to learn here?
We're going to do wading first.
-Cos that's how you get into the water.
-You need high knees
cos you're trying to get
as little body in the water as possible at all times.
-It's like stepping over hurdles.
-But we're stepping over the waves.
-All the time.
Then once it starts to get too deep for you,
when you can't sleep over the waves,
-that's when the dolphin diving comes in.
That's it. Knees up, Harwood.
And the dolphin dive.
Now this might look like fun
but these waves are bigger than they look and it's actually really tiring.
-How was that?
-You did well. Just remember to keep your arms...
You were a bit like this... Keep your arms dead straight above
your head for both body surfing and dolphin diving.
If I think about what I've got to do in the surf challenge,
I've got to get myself into the water and catch that wave so that's
something that'll really help. So thank you very much.
-That was a really good day.
-Not so fast!
We're going to do the golden dipper now.
It's a race and you've got to do a swim and a board.
So you're saying, you've tired me out and now we're going to do a race.
Yep. Trained you hard.
This is Blue Peter, isn't it, after all? Come on then.
Time to take on the wild water
and put everything I've learned into practice.
Take your marks! Go!
First I need to make it out and around a marker, using my new wading
and dolphin diving skills.
Then it's a race back to the shore to pick up our boards.
I was firmly in last place, but had another stage to try and catch up.
Whose idea was this?
It's back out to the marker. This time with a board.
But this is much harder than I expected.
And to make matters worse, a great big wave has just washed
my life-saving board all the way back to the shore.
Which means I need rescuing.
Oh! And we're off again.
This doesn't bode very well for my surf challenge, does it?
Come on, Barney!
You know sometimes you watch things on TV,
and you watch the professionals do it
and you think that looks easy...
That's not easy.
If you don't mine, I'm just going to...
It's great to have so many smiling faces live on the show...
That face plant was my favourite thing.
It's one of my favourite things. It's such a difficult challenge.
Thank you to Liv and Phoebe who helped me. You're amazing!
They're probably not watching, they're out saving lives. But when
you do watch this, thank you very much, you really helped me.
-The question is, do you think you can do it?
-At the moment - no.
-This is a massive Blue Peter challenge.
-It'll take a long time to
practise but I'm going this weekend to practise and the weekend after.
-So who knows?
-We've got faith in you.
-We do indeed.
-Were going to be proud of you.
-Back to today, it's pretty fair to
say that this week's badge wall has a theme running through it.
-There's a bit of a twist to the badge wall this week.
Because these are the finalists of the recent badge attraction
poster competition. In the end, over 1,500 of you got in touch.
I know from Barney, the competition was very high.
If you look at these, these are the finalists that made it
through to the second round of judging.
So all of you have earned yourselves an orange competition badge.
I was on the judging panel for this along with two of the illustrators.
We all decided on the day that it is one of the most difficult
things we've done. Such a high level of detail.
For all people who got in touch, so many to go through,
and to choose a winner was so difficult. But we have done.
Before we get to the winner though, let's talk runners up.
This was third runner-up. If it doesn't blow away!
-This is Amelie who's 11.
If you look at the design and what we asked you to to,
it was all about making it eye-catching, giving us details
about the show, what the badge does, the attractions you can go to.
We thought that did an absolutely brilliant job. It was so clear.
A really eye-catching design,
definitely a contender for third runner-up. This is Naimh.
Naimh's eight years old. We loved how busy this was.
-It's almost like the sea is moving.
-It's got everything.
She's used crayons as well. You've got the Blue Peter,
the badge and all the attractions.
You can look at it so many times and see something different.
It's a really cool design. So, Naimh, congratulations
and also, Amelie, they really are well worthy of those positions.
-The talent is colossal.
-There are all so good, I don't know
how you chose a winner, but...
-Who's the winner?
-..you did in the end.
It's time to reveal who it is.
-She's from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, it is Kate.
-Welcome to Blue Peter.
Kate, let's just start at the beginning.
I was on the judging panel with everybody else.
When we picked this up, after all the ones we had seen,
we all actually said at the same time, "Wow!"
It's been my favourite since the start of the journey
-and here you as the winner. How do you feel?
-It's so good to be here.
It was so exciting.
When the producer called to say I'd won, I was so surprised.
-I had no idea that I was going to win.
-We're really not surprised.
It is a phenomenal picture. Can you tell it what inspired you?
Well, I wanted to get something that everybody would enjoy.
So if you're into thrills, there's a roller coaster.
-Or if you're sporty, there is a rugby ball and the stadium.
Then also, there's the castle, for instance,
if you're interested in history and facts.
There is something for everybody.
There really is something for everyone.
I think you are an artist with a future, for sure.
It's amazing the detail that's gone into it,
so of course we had to give you a few things cos this is Blue Peter,
so we wanted to present you with your original design, in a frame.
-There you go, Kate. Congratulations on that.
And of course you're going to see that design all over
the UK in all of our badge attraction sites.
You should be very proud of yourself.
And, of course, you've earned yourself the all-important orange
competition badge. Well done, Kate. You're amazing.
We can't wait to see it displayed everywhere. It'll look amazing.
Something which is displayed everywhere are all of our badges,
-you've now got your sixth Blue Peter badge.
There is one that's missing, isn't there?
Yes, the 2014 Blue Peter sport badge.
-And are you going to be applying for it this year?
-That is the correct answer.
Sorry, we're going to say a massive well done to you.
If you've been trying to get in touch with us and earn
yourself a Blue Peter badge and we haven't got back to you, fear not.
It's because we've had a record-breaking amount of post,
we're trying to work our way through it, we'll get back to you
-as soon as we can. Kate, well done.
Now, Linds, we're in North Wales,
and it's something that goes way back to October with us,
when we had our very first challenge, the head-to-head.
It was! We were challenged to race around the Great Orme, which is
just over that way, along the coast there in Llandudno.
With a bit of training and the first lap done, it was down to the
all-important final lap to see who was going to come out on top.
Today our focus is this, the Great Orme,
where there can be very little margin for error.
Our teacher for the day was expert rally driving instructor Brian.
While Brian begins by showing us how to drive the route, champion
rally driver Elfyn Evans explains just why it is so difficult.
It's a very twisty, very challenging road.
You've got a big wall on one side and the rock face on the other,
so there's no margin for error here.
Watch the curve on the left here, do you see it?
You'll get corners that tighten up
and lead into another corner immediately.
Oh! Don't nail the throttle till you come out the corner.
It's all about correct lines
and taking the corners at the correct speed.
-Brake, brake, brake!
-Yeah, you've set them a fair challenge.
Brake, fifth gear, quickly, come on, brake, fourth gear,
go on, power, power!
One lap each done,
I'm lagging behind Lindsey by a whole four seconds.
I'm hoping I can get back in the game
when we take on our second and final lap. The race is on.
Right, this will be your final run then, Radzi.
Two, one, go.
Second gear, go.
Down to third. Quickly, come on, brakes, brakes!
Get off the brake, get off the brakes now!
Dear oh, dear. That was all right, wasn't it?
I gave everything I had there and with a time of two minutes
and 18 seconds, I've racked up the fastest lap so far.
Fair play, Radzi, you've upped your game
but I'm not giving up without a fight.
Go, go, go, second gear!
Flat, flat. Third gear. Flat.
Go on, go on. Power, power, flat, flat.
Fifth gear. Flat. Watch the curb on the left. Brake.
Careful! Brake. Down to third.
Brake, brake, brake, it tightens!
Go on, go on. That'll do, that'll do. Well done.
That felt good, and Brian only seems slightly concerned by my driving.
But was it enough?
With a time of 2 minutes 17.94,
the winner is...
I've done it.
Not the biggest of margins, less than a second, but a win is a win.
-Basically, she did you, mate, sorry.
I love that. He's like, "Brake, brake, brake!"
I forgot how funny Brian was.
-He is a scary man as well.
-At least it's very chilled out today.
We're on the beach, the sun is out.
Don't get too comfortable because it's now time for round number two
of the Blue Peter Beach Games.
I've got flippers on.
Yes, you do, which is why you need to go and get yourselves ready.
Lindsey, Barney, do that and I'll explain to the viewers exactly
how this game is going to work.
As you can see, they are wearing flippers, that's going to make this
relay race very difficult indeed.
They will take... Normally you take a baton
but they're going to have an ice cream. If it falls off,
they need to pick it back up to complete this relay.
Four laps, Lindsey and Barney will start,
Lindsey and Barney will finish.
They'll have to go, you can see them going already.
They will start by going over this hoop there.
They will then have to limbo underneath the bar here, like so.
I want to see good limbo technique.
I'm going to be critiquing them if they don't.
They will then pass the ice cream across
and their team-mate will then run and complete it.
As things stand, Barney is 1-0 up.
Everything to play for for Lindsey, a little bit of pressure.
It's now time for a countdown. Three, two, one.
And he's off straightaway. Barney's off to an absolute flyer.
I can't believe this.
Oh, my goodness, look at that shocking fall from
Barney Harwood, I'm not enjoying this limbo technique at all.
The ice cream is still intact, oh,
the ice cream's down early doors. It is back up, very well done.
There are questionable limbo techniques used here.
The flippers making it difficult
but Lindsey's team has made it level.
Neck and neck, Team Lindsey and Team Barney,
as they reach the halfway point.
A little bit of a stutter on the hula hoop there.
But Lindsey is now taking the lead.
Off they go, look at the care taken here as the hula hoop goes
over the head for Lindsey, but the ice cream has gone down.
Keep on going, keep on going.
Lindsey's team streaking off to a lead here.
Barney's team are well behind. And Barney's taken Lindsey down!
He's gone for the classic Harwood tackle!
A lot of underhand tactics going on here!
It's classic Harwood!
Oh, my goodness gracious!
-Shocking! Stop right there. Stop... OK.
-That was cheating.
-Thank you so much.
-Come round, please.
Lindsey, I'll give you a hand up. Get yourself onto your flippers.
That was 24% funny, that was. It was amazing.
Team Barney were first across the line.
-That was cheating.
-Sadly, Team Barney were first across the line
-but with disgusting behaviour.
So the recipient of one point and winner of round number two is Team Lindsey!
Now, Lindsey, pretend you're not out of breath.
I will do that.
What we took on there was not the most serious sporting challenge
-we've ever done on Blue Peter.
-There are no flippers in the Commonwealth Games!
Not many! But we hope it has inspired you to get out
and about and get active this summer.
We want as many of you as possible to be earning - I'm out of breath now - a Blue Peter sport badge.
We definitely need to do a lot more sport
and this is what this is all about.
It's about inspiring your friends and family to try sports
they've never done before and even if you've got
the 2013 sport badge, you can still apply for this one, the new design.
-I love it.
-You need to watch a film to find out all about
designing and earning your own - not designing, just earning your own.
This is a remote control Ready? It doesn't quite work, does it? Run it!
My name is Sophie and I inspired Katie to take up pole vaulting
for my Blue Peter sport badge.
My dad inspired me to pole vault
because I found out that he won a Commonwealth gold medal in Edinburgh.
People should inspire a friend to take up a sport
because it is active and they learn something new.
And that's how I earned my sport badge.
Hi, I'm Ben.
I earned my Blue Peter sport badge by inspiring my best friend Sam
to take up tennis.
My granny inspired me to take up sport
because she is the oldest person in Britain to complete an ironman,
massively impressive considering she is pretty old.
It is a great feeling to know that you have earned this badge and it is
wonderful to know you've helped someone take part in a new sport.
And that's how I earned my sport badge.
My name's Holly and I inspired my brother to do wheelchair
basketball to get my sport badge.
It's really fun to get somebody inspired and hopefully
they could help you with it and you can compete against each other.
My dream is to be a Paralympian and hopefully get into Tokyo's Olympics.
And that's how I earned my sport badge.
My name's Hamza and I earned my sport badge
by inspiring my friend Luke in cricket.
I like cricket because I'm very good at it.
One day I'm going to be a cricketer
and I'm going to play for Pakistan.
-Could earn yourself...
ALL: ..a Blue Peter sport badge.
Ben, Sophie, Holly and Hamza, we fully salute you
and if you'd like to get your hands on a 2014 sport badge,
jump on to the Blue Peter website for all the details that you need.
It's time for the moment you've all been waiting for, it is time
for round three, the final round, of the Blue Peter Beach Games.
-So, Barney, Lindsey, are you feeling comfy?
-No, I'm nervous.
I've got wet sneeze.
Classic Barney Harwood!
The way this game is going to work, it's going to be a test
of wit, a test of general knowledge, it's going to be a Blue Peter quiz.
I'll be asking you alternating questions,
first Lindsey, then Barney.
If you get a question right, you get one point but more importantly,
if you get a question wrong, then you get a wet sponge
in the face courtesy of the opposing team's right down there.
We are looking for some accurate throws, by the way, guys.
So, the current scores, as proudly held by our scorecards, are 1-1.
It is one all. There is absolutely everything to play for.
This is where it is going to be decided and of course,
to add a little bit more jeopardy at the end, the loser will be
receiving a faceful, a headful of the bucket of doom!
Less talking from me, it's now time to start the Blue Peter quiz,
would you please put 60 seconds on the clock? Three...
Countdown! Three, two, one. Off we go!
-Barney, what is a female donkey called?
-I don't know.
The answer is a jenny. Give him a wet sponge.
Lindsey! Oh, great throw, Lindsey, what is a male donkey?
Er, a baby, a little donkey. A jenny. What did you...?
-I couldn't hear what you said!
-Give her a wet sponge!
Oh, my goodness gracious, these are strong throws,
it's like Steve Backley.
Barney, true or false, the Eiffel Tower grows in the summer.
-It's actually true,
wet sponge! Go, throw!
Oh, good throw.
Lindsey, true or false, oysters can change from one gender to another.
-Yes, they can.
-They can. Pause. No, no. Easy, tiger.
Now, Barney, what is a killer whale also known as,
an orca whale or a beluga whale?
-It's an orca.
-Correct. Don't throw that sponge. One point to Barney.
-What is over half of a shark's brain dedicated to?
Smell. Give her a wet sponge. Oh, yes.
Can I just congratulate you on your throwing. Time is up, time is up.
So, Lindsey, Barney,
please step forward without looking at your scores.
Please come forward.
I have to say, there were an awful lot of quality throws there.
So, step forward, step forward.
Barney, please hold your scorecard up.
Lindsey's score, hold it up.
This is what in the French they call the tie-breaker question.
Very, very quickly. Shout a number out.
What's the most number of sand castles built in one hour?
-And Barney is going?
The answer is 1,039, meaning that Lindsey is the closest
and the recipient of the bucket of doom.
Here we go. Ahhh!
Give Barney a round of applause.
At the very start of the show we asked you, if you could do
absolutely anything this summer, what would you do and why.
Lindsey, let's go find out what that answer is.
Radzi, I'm never talking to you again.
At the start of the show, we asked you...
-You also get a trophy.
-Thank you so much.
We asked you to let us know
if you could do any summer activity, what would it be and why.
Exactly, indeed, and one person said they are going to be taking
part in lots of games throughout the summer. Fantastic answer.
Emerald Swimming Iguana says, I would go to the fastest high
roller coaster, I have travel sickness and fear of heights...
No time for this, let's see you on next week's show, let's all go for a swim and cool off. Shall we?
-Yeah, let's do that.
-Everyone to the beach!
With the summer holidays in full swing, the team present a live show direct from the beach. Barney, Lindsey and Radzi are on the shores of Colwyn Bay, challenging each other to some games on the sand. Plus, Barney finds out all about a brand new surf challenge that he will be taking on, whilst getting some top tips on surfing safely; and the team reveal the winner of the badge poster competition.