The team celebrate the great Blue Peter make with a themed show from the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, where they get involved with the workshops, art and giant puppets.
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Hello. Welcome to Blue Peter and welcome to Hebden Bridge,
a town which grew from this very spot more than 500 years ago.
The town is a hotbed of creativity,
and it's also home to the handmade parade, a celebration of funkiness
where puppets, performances and papier-mache take over the streets.
So if you love Blue Peter makes, you're going to love our time in
Hebden Bridge, and we couldn't come here without
showing off all of your fabulous artwork as well.
Check out the travelling Blue Peter badge wall!
Doesn't it look great?
And the work that's on it is of the highest standard ever.
Holly and Kitty from London have done the Blue Peter ship.
Now, every single gold pin you can see there is going through
the middle of a sequin.
It's a really, really detailed piece of artwork. It's amazing, girls.
Thank you so much. This, over here, is a lovely pillow.
It's a small pillow, but still, we like it.
It's got Blue Peter written on it, and, of course, the Blue Peter ship.
And that's made by Verity and Catherine from Gloucester.
But my favourite thing this week - and even though it's pretty warm,
I'm still going to wear it -
this has been made by Martha from Retford, and look at it -
it's a scarf with the three Blue Peter presenters on it.
There's Lindsey, with the red hair, there's me in the middle with
hairy eyebrows, and there's Radzi, with the best hair ever.
It really is such a brilliant badge wall this week.
Thank you so much to everybody for sending us in your stuff.
But now we're going to get back to the handmade parade
and this year there's a brand-new parader in town. Yeah, that's me,
and last week, I got to help with the preparations.
This is parade HQ.
Inside this warehouse, people are getting busy
and getting creative, making all manner of costumes, props
and colourful bits
and pieces ready to parade on the streets of Hebden Bridge.
There are so many colourful costumes from tigers and hippos
and foxes and I found a lemon!
You're not a lemon, are you, Isabel? What are you dressed as?
-So how did you make the costume? What's it made from?
Well, it's made from all different types of materials and fabrics.
Would you mind putting your cardboard head on for us
so we can see the finished costume?
Isabel, you look a million dollars!
And now just give us a big bow towards the camera.
There you go! See, anything tou can do, I can do better.
Now, there are lots of things going on over here.
You've all got different parts that you're making.
Let's talk to you first. What are you doing?
-Well, I'm cutting out leaf for this hat.
-What's the hat for?
It's for my head mask.
OK. You're the monkey in this set-up, yeah?
Just do us a monkey before you go.
MAKES MONKEY NOISE
See that? That's good telly, that, innit? A monkey's hat fell off.
Excellent. Hopefully that won't happen in the parade.
As you were, guys, thank you very much.
I'm going to be embarrassed now!
They're making lots of creative stuff here and I can't wait
to see it in the parade,
but they're not the only creative people hitting the streets,
as Lindsey found out
when she went to France to see some very colourful pieces of paper.
This city is the capital of France
and is on the banks of the River Seine.
And it's famous for a lot of things such as the Eiffel Tower...
..The Arc De Triomphe...
..And er... Let me think.
Oh, yeah, croissants! Mmm. Don't mind if I do!
So what better place to come and check out a bit of street origami?
Do you know what? I think it's time we brightened things up,
so I've come to meet Mademoiselle Maurice, who's well-known
in Paris for her very colourful and impressive street origami.
The name origami comes from two Japanese words,
ori and kami.
Ori means folding, and kami means paper.
Mademoiselle Maurice has brought origami to the streets,
installing her paper creations all around the world.
So what kind of wall do we need? What do you look for?
I search a wall without windows or without doors.
-OK, we need, like, a blank canvas, then.
-You see maybe something like that?
-OK, we could do this.
-Yeah, I think this one, I think...
-This works for you?
Yeah, yeah, I think so. I would like to create something like a heart.
The first task is a chalk outline of the heart.
Then it's time to get colourful,
placing pre-folded origami pieces straight onto the wall.
Madame Maurice has only just started.
You can already see it starting to take shape a little bit.
You can see the outline of the heart.
Each piece of origami has sticky tape on the back, to keep
them in place.
So if you look down there,
in those little bags that Madame Maurice is using,
there's all different colours and shapes and sizes of paper,
and that shows how much thought and preparation
and how many hours have gone into this.
I was really enjoying watching her work, and then it got even better.
-Hey, do you want to stick one?
I don't want to ruin it, it looks so beautiful.
-So it needs to be like that?
This collage is, of course, the colours of the rainbow,
but it's to the spectrum of the light.
You can even see on a kind of cold, rainy day like this, the walls
are all grey, and it just really brightens it up, it's really...
-Yeah, it's to give some warm feelings...
-It definitely does.
It's making me feel warmer and happier, that's for sure.
-This one will be the last one, if you want to put it in.
-So it's a big responsibility?
-Yeah, of course.
I don't want to ruin it at the last minute.
We've done it! It looks absolutely incredible.
There you have it, street origami all the way from Paris. Au revoir!
Yeah, that's about as French as it gets here in Hebden Bridge,
but in just a couple of days' time, it gets very French,
because the Tour De France is passing through these very streets.
The 2014 Grand Depart,
the start of the world's most famous cycle race is going to
start in Yorkshire and then pedal its way through these streets.
Now, as you can see, everyone's getting very excited,
including the guys at the handmade parade, which last week
I found out about.
I love bikes, and the crazier the better,
and it doesn't get any crazier than this. Not Andrew, the bike.
-Andrew, what a piece of equipment this is!
-Well, thank you very much.
We took some old bike bits
and we decided to make a big bicycle puppet
and then we had a couple of sculptors who took
some of the bike bits and figured out how to make the wing action
and the head movement and that kind of thing.
-The bird actually moves as well?
Well, I think it would be rude not to take this for a spin, Andrew.
-Are we ready?
-Yeah, we are, go for it.
-Here we go!
Whoa, we're flying!
Look at that! Do you know what? This bike really is a flyer.
It's a flyer, ha-ha! Because it's a bird.
OK, now this isn't the first time I've ridden a bonkers bike.
In fact, back in spring, Radzi, Lindsey
and myself stepped it up a gear for Sport Relief, and we designed,
built, and raced our own unique pedal-powered machines.
Have a look.
We don't know much about our cycle challenge.
Only that we need to report to this Manchester warehouse
to receive instructions.
"For the Sport Relief cycle challenge,
"you'll be racing each other.
"The bad news is you'll have to design and build your own rides."
"Your pedal-powered vehicles should be impressive on the road,
"attract lots of attention, and be fun!"
"Get thinking quickly because in 30 minutes you've got to
"pitch your designs a panel of experts."
Go, go, go!
Our designs had better be good, because in just two weeks' time,
we'll be lining up on the start line of this cycle track in Preston,
getting ready to race our creations.
What could possibly go wrong?
I'm going to go lightweight, I'm going to go quite high,
because I don't want to be too low
because then it's difficult to steer,
and I'm going to go for speed.
I just tried to write down everything Barney keeps saying.
I'm just thinking...
Judging our designs are a panel of top cycling experts.
Graeme Obree, nicknamed the Flying Scotsman.
British cycling Go Ride coach Kim Meadows,
and Neil Carter is from the British Human Powered Club.
Let's show 'em what we've got!
Hi. That's the Shadow GT7 you're looking at.
Seven because seven is my lucky number.
This is the Radicator.
It's called the Lindsmobile.
I'm thinking gold like the medal I'll be getting.
I've gone for a single frame that goes over both wheels
and also houses the pedal unit at the end.
What would you make it out of?
I couldn't be sure, Kim. I've never made a bike.
I've barely ridden on one.
That's a smaller wheel at the front, larger wheel at the back
with the flames, and that's me going really, really fast.
And if it can have a nice cushion on it, that would be great.
What do the judges really think?
Do we have a racer on our hands?
That could be really fast.
Fast. Yes, I like fast.
What did they reckon to yours, Linds?
I would definitely not have back wheel steering
because it's really difficult to make it work.
And what do you think about the seat?
I think I might be inclined to just lay it down a little bit more.
But that doesn't mean it has to lose personality.
Hardly glowing praise.
What did they make of your "design", Radzi?
Looking where your pedal is on your back wheel,
the chain is going to go straight through your body.
-That's a big problem.
-And where are your brakes?
Front wheels, back wheel?
I hadn't thought about the brakes.
So there's still work to be done, but the panel are passionate
about pedal power, and agree to help refine our designs.
A week later, and at the cycle track in Preston, it's race day.
But how have the bikes turned out?
This is the Lindsmobile. Check this out!
It's got it all, it's bright pink, of course!
Look at this, it's got flowers on it,
it's got a little bell down here.
Maximum comfort. A spotty cushion!
Not so easy to get going, though.
Oh, yeah. I think I've got this one in the bag.
Ah, but you've not seen mine, Lindsey.
Let me introduce you to the Shadow GT7.
This bike is fast
because, unlike Radzi and Lindsey, there are no gimmicks on this bike.
It's built with the three "S"s in mind.
It's simple, it's streamlined and it's got speed.
Yes, the Shadow GT7 might not be that stable, but it is speedy,
so assuming I can stay on it, I'm going to win this race.
Easy now, Barney! Yeah. It's the Radicator.
My mean machine looks the part, but even on race day,
it's still a work in progress.
I didn't think about the wheels and the gearing. Erm...
and the chain, which falls off all the time or the pedals...
and I can't really turn the pedals...
It's complicated, but it's gold!
MUSIC PLAYS: "Gold" by Spandau Ballet.
-Barney's bike is very wobbly.
Lindsey's pink thing's, well, a slow mobile.
So if the Radicator doesn't fall to pieces on the way around,
I think I'm actually in with half a chance.
There's only one way we're going to settle this
and that's on the track.
Over to our pit lane pundit and friend of CBBC, Oray.
Three, two, one...
Go, go, go!
There's a surprise early lead for the Lindsmobile.
And a very unsteady start for me.
But when the Shadow GT7 gets going, it's rapid.
It's blown away the rest of the field
That's so casual!
I might be leading, but I can't shake off the wobbles.
We might be fighting it out for second place here, Linds!
I am so far ahead in this race.
Hang on, it looks like we could have a winner!
-But it's me! I've snuck through in the lead!
-Oh, and he's stopped!
I can't believe it, Radzi stopped.
He was celebrating as if he'd won the race!
No, no, no, no, my chain's come off!
I've crossed the finish line, but I can't leave my race buddy behind.
You would not believe the drama that's going on here!
Barney's gaining on Radzi and crossing the line!
It's a photo finish, and I've taken it by a wheel-length!
But there's something not quite right about all this.
I saw them do the short cut dirty on me.
Yeah, don't think I didn't spot it.
-Take the short cut! Down here, do you want me to show you?
Well, come on! How else were we going to catch you?
Well, guys, there can only be one winner.
For completing the entire three miles,
today's gold medal winner is...
A worthy winner, I'm sure you'll agree.
Lindsey and Radzi, that's what happens when you cheat.
You know what? Blue Peter is all
about having a bit of fun and giving it a go,
and this summer, we want you to get all sporty by encouraging
a friend or a relative to get involved in a sport that you love.
And here's why.
The Blue Peter sport badge is all about inspiring others to
take part in sport.
Maybe you're cricket-crazy, hooked on hockey,
or fanatical about football.
Whatever your choice of sport, you could earn a sport badge.
Between now and September, get a friend involved in your sport.
Take them golfing, bring them to badminton, it really is up to you.
But get a picture of you both taking part
and go to the Blue Peter website and fill in the application form.
Make sure your parent signs it, and then pop it in the post and wait.
By applying for your sport badge, you could become one
of the judges for the Young Sports Personality Of The Year award.
To get involved, ask your parents or guardian and then tell us
why you would make a great judge.
One 2014 sport badge holder will get to sit on the judging panel
and go to the award ceremony.
Badge applications are open until the 30th of September, and you have
to inspire someone this year to be in with a chance of receiving one.
So go on, be inspiring and get involved.
So there you have it, lots of really cool inspiration for you to
get involved and earn your BP sport badge.
Lots of ways for you to do it, but don't forget you also get the chance
to actually be on the judging panel
for Young Sports Personality Of The Year.
So get those application forms in
quicker than a cheetah wearing trainers.
If a cheetah wore trainers, it'd be really fast.
Steve Backshall would have no chance.
Anyway, from cheetahs now to elephants.
It's time for a Blue Peter make. We're not making that, are we?
Last week, in parade HQ, I caught up with some elephant experts.
Today we're going to show you how to make this.
It's a beautiful elephant headdress that'll brighten up any carnival,
and it's very easy to make with stuff that you can
find around the house or stuff you can buy in an art shop.
This is Fran. Fran is in charge today.
I'm your beautiful assistant today.
And we've got Asha, Tallulah, Finn,
and Rowan over there who are going to help out as well.
So, how do we get from the basics to the finished product?
-OK, we need some cardboard boxes.
And then you need to collect some decorative bits.
Usual stuff, glitter, glue, tinsel, anything lying around the house.
The most important thing, of course, is recycling.
Use old stuff to make new stuff.
First up, you need to cut out strips of cardboard that will make
the head support for your mask.
I'm just measuring his head and I'm holding the cardboard
and then I'm just stapling that.
And then you can tear or cut off the extra bits,
so that should fit,
and then I just need an extra little bit that goes up and over the top.
So that's the headset done. Now what?
Now we need to do the elephant's head and the ears and the trunk.
Next, you'll need to use the templates on the website to
cut out shapes, ready to make the trunk and face in the cardboard.
So the cardboard here comes from the sort of packing boxes
you would find in supermarkets, and these are the cereal boxes.
So, once you've cut your ear shapes out,
you need to do one of each side.
The ears are the easy bit.
Just cut out their shape
and then make cuts along each line to make flaps.
Now, the elephant template, which we're still making,
does take a bit of time, but once you've made it, it's really quick to
decorate, so we've done the ears and we've done the head
and now we're going to make the trunk.
Cut carefully along the lines
and then staple the flaps together to make a curve.
It's easier said than done, but you'll soon get the knack.
It takes a bit of time, doesn't it?
That's because I'm rubbish.
I've never made a trunk before. This is my first trunk.
That's the tricky bit almost done.
Last of all is to staple all your pieces together.
Ears, trunk, and the flat face.
And you should end up with something that looks a bit like this.
Here's one I made earlier.
You've been waiting all day to say that, Fran, I can tell.
-I have, I have.
-OK, let's bring it out, then.
OK, so once you have made and constructed all your elephant,
then you can paint the background any colour you want.
We've painted ours grey.
But you can paint it a lovely dark blue, bright pink,
-any colour you fancy.
And then once you've done that, you decorate it and, girls,
you've now finished yours. Talk us through what you've decided to do.
Decided to decorate it with some bright colours and, like,
fluorescent sticky paper.
-Yeah. It's very showbiz. Do you like it, Tallulah?
It's a very pretty elephant. Boys, what about you?
-What have you gone for?
-Just a crazy idea.
-Yeah? It's very bright.
-Spots around the ears, symmetrical.
-It's the same on both sides.
-Almost, but the spots are different colours.
Well, it looks brilliant, and I think the only thing to do now,
really, is get them on our heads and show them off, yeah?
Get the stapler and staple it just to the band,
so the bottom of the head can be stapled onto the band,
remembering to allow so that they can see.
Staple there. How's that? Can we try that on?
-Hey hey! That looks brilliant!
-There we go!
MAKES ELEPHANT NOISE
Do you want to see a doctor or is that an elephant noise you're doing?
It's very good, it was a horsey elephant but either way lots of fun.
You can make that at home really easily with just a few bits
lying around the house. I'd better get mine as well.
Let's not forget this. Thank you very much, guys.
I can't wait to see them in the parade.
-See you in a bit.
And there's no time like the present to wear this fabulous costume,
because, just like an elephant, I never forget to look good.
It could be an advert, couldn't it?
Being a Blue Peter presenter is just the best job in the world.
We get to meet some incredible people like you,
we get to go to some amazing places, and every so often,
we get to do a once in a lifetime dream.
And that's what I found out recently
when I went to the home of British racing, Silverstone.
I got to be a member of the pit lane crew,
and got to drive a Formula 1 hypersonic car.
Excited? Pff! Just a bit.
So, Silverstone is about to celebrate its 50th Grand Prix
and the bosses here asked if someone from Blue Peter would
come along and, you know, test the track for them, make sure it's safe.
So I said, "Oh, OK, if I have to!"
I am so excited!
Formula 1 is one of the biggest sports on the planet,
and this is where the British heat takes place every year.
The first Silverstone Grand Prix took place here in 1948,
and it soon became one of the most iconic
locations in the world of motor sport.
Grand Prix is French for grand prize,
and it's in France the first motor races took place,
with the craze soon spreading across the world.
A lot has changed since the first Grand Prix was held here
66 years ago.
The track has become more challenging,
everyone's more safety-conscious, and as for the cars,
This is the Lotus 16. An absolute legend in the motor racing world,
iconic for many reasons.
One of them is that in 1959,
this car was driven by another racing legend called Graham Hill.
The difference between cars now and then is that this has
an engine in the front, whereas cars now have an engine in the back.
Isn't it beautiful?
And then there are these.
The modern racing cars being driven by today's Formula 1 champions.
Amongst the most technologically advanced cars on the planet,
they can reach speeds of around 240mph, which is
over 1,400 faster than Shelley the tortoise.
The pit lane is essential to every team's success.
How quick a team can change the tyres
and fuel on their car can win or lose a race.
This is Wayne, a technician experienced in the pressures
of working in this environment.
This is obviously not a Formula 1 car,
-but the principles are the same, aren't they?
-Yeah, of course.
I mean, this has four nuts. Formula 1 car's only got one.
How important is it to get into the pit lane, have the
tyres changed, and then set off again very quickly?
Oh, yeah, really quick.
The car needs to come in, all four wheels off, on,
and gone, so they don't lose as much time.
Because they're racing and every second counts, doesn't it?
-OK, so what is the fastest time tyres have been changed?
I think one of the Formula 1 teams did it in 1.92 seconds.
OK, well, we're not going to go for that today.
Well, we'll get as close as we can.
So the Blue Peter challenge was on.
Who could change a racing car tyre in the fastest time?
So I've checked out the classic cars. Loved them, they were amazing.
I've had a go in the pit lanes, know all about that,
so I think now it's time to do what I came here to do.
Race this bad boy.
Not quite so quick, Barney.
We need to teach you a few more things before you get in this car
out on the race track.
Hello, Susie Wolff! Are you teaching me today?
-I am your teacher for the day.
-Oh, that's going to be amazing.
Do you know why?
Susie Wolff is a legend in modern racing.
At just 14, she was named British Woman Cart Driver Of The Year
and has progressed up the ranks to being an F1 development driver
for the Williams racing team.
When it comes to driving an F1 car,
there's nothing that Susie doesn't know.
So, first things first. I had to undergo a safety briefing.
The general nature of it is very fast, open corners,
so on any of the straights it's easy in the single-seater car to
be doing well over 100mph.
Susie, I've had the briefing, I think I know what's going on.
I understand all the lights and the flags, etc,
so now can I go on the track?
Now we're ready to go on the track,
but we need to get you used to the track, to learn it,
to get the feeling of going fast on a race track.
So we're going to go out in one of these cars, first of all.
Taking the kerb off the brakes
-and back on power.
-There was so much to remember!
Breaking, breaking, breaking, into the apex. Perfect!
-A natural talent we have here!
-How much fun is this?
-It's good, isn't it?
So I know the track quite well.
I've driven round it and I've had the briefing,
so surely it's just my turn to jump in a car and go.
Not quite yet because I want you to know what it's like to go
fast out on a race track, so first of all,
we're going to go out in the hypersonic.
I'm going to drive you round, let you get used to the sensation,
the speed, and being out on track in a single-seater.
And then you get to go.
It's about as close as you can get to experiencing
the speed of an F1 car.
That already feels ridiculously fast
and we're only just leaving the pit lane. This is silly fast!
Even when we're going slow round these corners,
we're still doing 70mph,
which is as fast as you would go on the motorway.
So you can imagine how fast we're going
when we're on a straight line.
It can go from 0-60mph in just three seconds.
Susie, I've had the briefing, you've taught me the course,
and I've driven around in a hypersonic car with you.
Now can I ride around the track on my own?
-Barney, you're ready.
Finally I was off, and this time I was by myself.
Wow, that's amazing! It is such an amazing car.
Oh, yeah, it's incredible. The car is so responsive.
Every little thing I'm doing is making a huge difference,
which I knew it would.
Braking a straight line. Into third.
Round the corner.
Oh, I've got to get me one of these!
Turn in half.
Accelerate out! Oh, yes! Feel that one!
Never mind wing-walking. Never mind bungee jumping. I want one of these!
This place has changed a lot over the years.
But it's still such an iconic venue for anyone who loves motor sport.
Imagine what it must be like to win here.
Oh, hi, thank you. Is that water?
Can you see the smile on my face? Yeah. I want one.
Anyway, back to matters at hand. Look at that for a sea of colour!
All these months of work that have paid off to make
the 2014 Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade.
As you can hear, the musicians are firing up.
That means they're about to set off at any second
so let's go and enjoy it. What a day for it!
Now that's pretty special, isn't it? Look at that.
All handmade from old materials.
So that's the end of the handmade parade,
and that's the end of this week's show. We're back next week,
all three of us, which will be nice, we'll have a little reunion.
And this is what you can watch.
We're coming over all arty to give you some
inspiration for the Blue Peter badge attractions poster competition.
Inkquisitive will be in the studio
to show us his unique style of drawing
and see what happened when I met Sir Quentin Blake,
one of the world's best-known illustrators.
Full details of how to enter the competition are on the website,
but don't hang around, you don't have a lot of time to enter.
Make sure you're there. We'll see you then.
I might join in!
We celebrate the great Blue Peter make with a themed show from the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade. We get involved with the workshops, art and giant puppets as well as showing you how to make your very own animal mask inspired by the parade's Endangerous Expedition theme! Plus, Barney heads to Silverstone race track to meet Scottish racing driver, Susie Wolff, the first woman in 22 years to drive an F1 car at a Grand Prix. She shows Barney just how she earned her stripes with a heart-stopping ride around the brand new international circuit.