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On today's show, we're going hovercraft crazy.
Find out how Barney and I got on when we got to race hovercrafts.
And we'll show you how to make your very own mini version
on our live make-along.
We'll show you how to make your very own rainbow wrap
with celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.
All coming up on today's live Blue Peter. Let's go!
Hi, hello, how are you doing? You're watching Blue Peter.
Say hello to our Blue Peter dancers. Thanks, guys, that was beautiful.
I'm going to have a word with the bosses.
I think we should travel into work like that every week.
I absolutely loved that, it was so much fun.
If you want to make your very own mini hovercraft, keep watching.
You'll need some items later on in the show. Robin, hold them up.
You will need a balloon and you will need an old DVD or CD.
-Also, Mohammed, what else?
-You will need a sports cup and sticky tack.
So keep watching to find out how to make that later on in the show.
I think it's fair to say that the hovercraft is a pretty unique
way of travelling and I think it's wicked.
If I could design my own hovercraft or even a mode of transport,
I'd probably let my imagination run wild.
What would you do if you could design your own type of transportation?
What would it be and why?
I'd go for a Blue Peter ship.
In the air, it would be like a rocket
and under water it would be like a submarine.
-A three in one.
-I love that.
I'd go for something with the green badge that is good for the environment.
-Maybe like a windsurfing thing on wheels.
-I like it.
What would you do? That's not where your mouth is!
I would choose a James Bond car that can go in the water,
a multi-terrain car.
A wicked idea, thank you very much.
What would you do? Get in touch and let us know.
-What about Lucia?
-Oh, is she doing it as well?
-She has a great idea.
-I do apologise. This is your moment!
What would you do?
I would make a pedal bike that could fly and go under water.
I am so glad I came to speak to you, it's such a good suggestion.
Now, stand back! Send in your comments.
Let us know what you would create.
Be really inventive and at the end of the show,
we will read as many of your comments as we can.
A couple of weeks ago, we found out we were going to be
racing each other, Radzi and I, in a Blue Peter challenge.
I actually brought my trainers along when I met Barney.
This is Blue Peter, I probably should have known better.
This is a race with a difference.
Here on Blue Peter, we are one big, happy family.
But it's always good to throw in a bit of healthy
competition from time to time.
Exactly, which is why we're going to go head-to-head
against each other in the National Hovercraft Championships.
Welcome to the world of hovercraft racing.
180 horsepower, 90 miles an hour, and no brakes.
Hovercraft racing is not for the faint hearted.
You said no brakes?
Yeah, no brakes.
Barney, no brakes?
Hovercrafts aren't just difficult to stop but also to drive.
The big powerful fan blows air underneath the craft
to lift it off the ground so helping us to stay in control is this man,
F2 racer, Marc Bradley-Upton.
Hi, Mark, nice to meet you.
-Good morning, guys.
-I am very excited, how about you?
-These look incredible.
-Where do we even start to learn?
The first thing I want to show you is what can go wrong,
if you drop the throttle on a corner.
You can go up to that under 10 miles an hour.
At that point, you will get thrown out of the hovercraft.
What I'm going to show you is how not to do that.
Lesson one, we could fall out of it. OK, good.
Lesson two, I'll show you how to steer it.
Just jump into the centre. The most important thing.
You have a kill switch that goes around your throttle wrist,
underneath the handlebars and onto this button here.
That is your fail safe.
If you want to stop at any time,
-pull that button off, that will kill the engine.
-That's our panic button?
Yes. Never sit down in a hovercraft.
You need to move your body weight around.
Your handlebars which push those little bits at the back.
Nice and easy with those because you have nothing touching the floor.
If you want to turn left, handlebars back toward your tummy,
weight to your left and when you're in the corner, you accelerate.
Don't accelerate before you get to the corner.
In the ridiculous scenario that I happen to forget what I am doing...
-In the very likely scenario!
-What happens to me?
-You'll probably end up on the grass.
-That will make great telly though!
Everybody wants to see that, they're all saying they want to see that.
-My job is to make sure that you don't come out.
-Shall we get in?
Let's get in.
It was time to put our training to the test
and I was starting to get the hang of it. Unlike someone else.
Slow and steady wins the race, Barney.
Yes, you're meant to go in between the flags, Radz, not over them!
Yeah, yeah, I'm just warming up!
We've kind of mastered land so now, let's try water. I love it!
As you can see, Radzi...
-he loves it too.
-Go, go, go!
That's it, practice over.
Now we have to race these things and the only way we can
is by doing a driving test.
But not only that, we have to pass that test in order to race.
-Who's going to go first? BOTH:
-You're going first!
-I'm not going first.
This could take a while.
We didn't have a while, it was time to meet Lee Willers, our examiner.
Let the tests begin!
Nervous about this test?
-I'm very nervous about the test.
-Can I ask a couple of questions?
First of all, how would you stop the engine?
-You can pull the choke.
-Or you can put out the leads
which would take the spark out of the plugs.
Flags. A red flag, what does that mean?
A red flag, stop when safe to do so.
A waved yellow flag?
A waved yellow flag means there is a craft in front of you
who has some kind of failure and it's in your path.
I need to be aware that I'll possibly have to deviate out of my line.
The exact word is, proceed with caution. Be prepared to stop.
-So, you will prepare to start the engine.
-I genuinely feel nervous.
-Lose the nerves.
-Now, for the practical part of our driving tests.
Time to start our engines. Yes, whenever you're ready, Radzi.
-Yeah, yeah, I've got this.
The course involves us going in and out of flags...
..a 360 degree turn, successfully driving on and off the water.
Then ending exactly where we started.
-Have we passed?
-Your entry to the water was a little bit too quick.
Oh, dear! You just stayed in that lean a little bit too long. OK?
-This isn't looking good.
-No problem, you passed!
-Yes! Get in!
Thanks very much, that's brilliant news.
-Yes! Get in!
-Did you pass?
-Yes, I passed, did you pass?
-Yes, I did. Nice!
I cannot wait.
What a great day it's been, we have learnt so much,
we've passed our driving test, bring on the race!
-You're going down, Barney!
-I will if the engine fails!
It goes up and down. No?
I thought that was air-some! No? I'm a big fan.
That guy with the hairy face is funny.
Do you know how much fun that was? It was unreal.
Hovercraft test in the bag, game face is on now because later on
we'll go head-to-head in the actual hovercraft race, so stay watching.
Before you see that, you'll know tomorrow is Food Revolution Day.
Lots of schools are getting involved and I'm a bit nosy
so I went to London to meet a very special man.
-No, not you!
Summer is here. Well, kind of.
The flowers are in full bloom, the birds are singing
and there's a smell of food revolution in the air.
It smells good.
I think I might follow my nose and find out a bit more about it
with none other than world-famous chef, Jamie Oliver.
Let's talk about May 16th, Food Revolution is nearly here.
We're celebrating food.
And the importance of food and getting kids engaged with food.
Basically, getting kids cooking.
Touching, feeling, bashing, chopping, tasting, smelling, trying new things.
This year is really exciting because we're going for a world record,
a million kids doing the same cooking class in 24 hours.
The green Blue Peter badge is given for doing things for the environment
or for getting involved at home, growing your own fruit and veg.
Is it an easy thing to do, can you grow your own veg at home?
When you grow your own veg, you can grow in a little window box
at the top of a block of flats.
You don't have to have a big garden or anything like that.
You could do it at school obviously, and a lot of schools are doing it.
That is a regular beetroot, you might think, ew!
Look over here, look how exciting they get.
These are different varieties
and my kids all grew these for the last five years and they love it.
We shred them into salads, really cool. Food can be exciting.
So, Barney, it's really simple.
We're going to make wraps for six people.
We need six wraps, we need two beetroots, two carrots, a pear,
150 grams of cabbage.
It's time to get grating but mind your fingers!
I'm using a pear here, I'll just grate that.
And the stalks and the seeds, it all goes in.
It's a bit like a sand castle because if I pull it up, look what we've got.
We're just going to push that into the bowl.
Wow, look at all that colour. It looks amazing.
That goes in as well.
We washed our hands before we started this, by the way.
I've got some mint here.
You grab that and roll it up in your hands and just tear it.
Actually, it being bruised like this, brings out lots of flavour.
Do you know what I like about this? There's no chopping, no knives.
Rip it all up, stick it in a bowl and you can eat it. It's dead easy.
It's super, super healthy and by the time I dress it up,
which is our next job,
we're going to make a jam jar dressing.
To your jam jar you're going to add five tablespoons of natural yoghurt,
half a teaspoon of English mustard,
three teaspoons of vinegar, we're using cider vinegar
but any will do, and two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
I'm going to do this up, use a jam jar, use an airtight jar.
Now you've got to shake it.
You can buy these anywhere, I take it, these jam jars?
Yeah, or recycle.
So any jam jar you use, keep them,
they are perfect for making dressings.
Once you've made that, that will keep in the fridge for a week.
-Pour it all in.
From a height, come on.
It's run out now! Now have a toss-up.
-It smells amazing.
-Now, that's enough. So here is our plate.
We have a wrap, that goes in there.
We are then going to go over, we'll divide this into six.
We're going to put it into our wrap like this.
So we've got our rainbow wrap going on there.
But, no, we're not going to stop at that! Do you like cheese?
-Yeah, I like cheese.
-Crumble the feta cheese
and just crumple it into little bits like snow from a height.
-It's all about the drama as well.
-No, it's about even distribution,
but if you want to show off and call it drama then you can.
-I'm pretending it's Christmas here.
And then finally, to fold your delicious wrap,
fold up the bottom first to stop your filling from falling out.
And then fold over one side and roll. And there you have it.
-Am I doing it?
-Put it in there and let your face tell the story
of the rainbow wrap.
That is well nice!
Which leaves us with one thing to say, really.
-And that's a wrap.
-It is a wrap.
Did you write that line?
Yeah, I'm going to go now.
Thank you so much to Jamie for inviting us down and letting
-us share that amazing recipe.
Gesundheit. It really is amazing.
If you want to have a go at making your own rainbow wrap...
MAKES POPPING NOISES
Beautiful, it's like an echo in here!
..head over to the Blue Peter website where you can send us pics.
You can have a go and show us what you've made, and send it to us
because we're all very hungry people.
I actually saved the rainbow wrap, the one that Jamie made.
How often does that happen? A top celebrity chef actually served me.
All right, guys, what are you up to?
-Put it away. We just...
Erm... We've changed into our green badges, the green badge wall.
-Are you eating something?
No, we're just looking at the green badge wall.
There is absolutely loads of post from you this week,
thank you so much.
Less about food and more about Isabella from south Wales,
who's made this incredible collage with all different materials.
And even on the back it tells us how to look after our gardens.
-Well done, Isabella.
-This is from Abbey, she's from London.
She has made this amazing Blue Peter bag for life that even says
"Keep Our Earth Green." We love that, thank you so much, Abbey.
I like it. Check out Fabia's, look at this.
Talk about being creative, she has made her own garden which
sends out the message you should not throw litter.
Look at the amount of work that has gone into this.
We've got a path, we've got a robin,
we got flowers and trees that are 3-D.
It's amazing, well worthy of a green Blue Peter badge.
Congratulations to everybody.
Thank you so much for sending in your post.
Remember, all the Blue Peter badges are brilliant. Check these out!
Any one of these can get you into over 200 attractions in the UK
for free, so head to the website and check out all the details.
All sorts of attractions, you've got wildlife parks, theme parks,
In fact, only last week I was in a museum to meet a very cool guy
called Damian Dibben. Are we changing cameras?
Hi, I like this side.
He's called Damian Dibben and he's really cool.
He's written so many books
that've been published in 40 different countries.
They've been translated into 26 different languages.
He uses all the objects around him for inspiration,
so a museum is a perfect place to go to get just that inspiration.
-Got some washing up, mate.
That was my Jamie Oliver wrap!
I'm here at the National Maritime Museum in London
to meet an amazing author called Damian Dibben.
He uses things you find in museums to write amazing stories.
So let's go and see what we can find.
Now, you probably know that museums are where we keep
old stuff for safekeeping.
This museum is full of stories of discovery and adventures at sea.
I've found my biggest fan!
Have a look at this, this is the actual coat that Admiral Nelson
was wearing at the Battle of Trafalgar.
You can even see the bullet hole in the shoulder where he was shot.
It's all very well having the inspiration,
but you need to know how to put it together into a story.
So I need to find Damien for some top tips.
-You must be Damien.
-How are you doing? I'm Barney.
-How are you?
Nice to meet you, I'm very well.
It was the notepad and pen that gave away that you're an author.
I'm taking notes, I'm doing some drawings.
Where do you find the inspiration for your stories?
History is the greatest story of them all.
What's even more incredible about it, it's all true.
So just think of the incredible cast of people you've got
from history, all the inventors, the explorers,
the people who changed the world, the conquerors but also all the villains.
And, interestingly, this week over the weekend is Museums at Night week,
600 museums are going to be open and the public can go
and see the special exhibitions.
I'm doing a talk in Guildford Castle, in an old medieval hall.
It's going to be a really special night.
Let's talk about the History Keepers.
For those that haven't read it, what's it about?
Basically it's about a 14-year-old boy called Jake Jones
who finds out his parents are lost in history,
they are missing in history and he has to join this Secret Service
called the History Keepers to track them down.
If you were to give three top tips on things to think about
while you're writing a story, what would they be?
Passion for the story.
I think interest in the world and all the great people who've been in it.
And I think also discipline.
You need to set aside your time or amount of words you're going
to do a day and really stick to it,
that's the only way you ever get a story finished.
I've been inspired today, thanks very much, Damian.
I'm going to have a look at a few things,
see if I can write a story.
But before I go I have to give you this,
you've well and truly earned it.
The most famous ship of all, the Blue Peter. Congratulations.
Thank you so much. I honestly have been waiting for this all my life.
I'm very touched.
Right, then. I'm going to go and write this story. So, three things.
I've already forgotten!
I'm only kidding, I've remembered them. Three top tips.
Passion, interest in the world around you and discipline.
There's my inspiration, watch me go.
Once upon a time there was a man with a red nose and a red chin
and only one shoe on.
And one day he was making a really scary face and the wind changed,
and he spent the rest of his life looking like Lindsey Russell.
You're not going to show her this, are you?
I'm not impressed, Barney.
That'll teach you to eat my Jamie Oliver wrap!
-Your jokes aren't funny, stop them!
Let's talk about Damian Dibben. He's an amazing man.
As you can see, he takes inspiration from those museum artefacts
that he sees and write stories.
If you feel like being inspired, send us your stories.
Also, Museums at Night, a special event that happens in museums
up and down the country and also galleries.
You can stay after hours and experience some pretty cool stuff,
or you can just watch it on your telly boxes.
17th of May at 7pm on BBC Two.
-Have you finished?
-No, I'm English.
Now it's time for you lot at home to get involved.
We hope you've got the items we told you about at the start of the show,
because it's time for our live make-a-lon!
WHOOPING AND CHEERING
We're going to show you how to make a mini hovercraft.
It's really simple and you only need four things to do it.
Let's start by showing those. You're going to need an old CD or DVD.
A sports cap from a bottle.
You also need a balloon and some sticky tack.
It's so simple, in fact, we've got
-some really special faces helping us today. Haven't we, Radz?
Look at the hovercraft go. All the way, all the way, all the way!
Yes, it made it!
We've got our help in the form of a dream team
who are known as Joe, Alysia, Robin, Mohammed, Sam and Hadika.
-Are we up for making?
Yes, they are. Lindsey.
We've got some famous faces in the CBBC office as well.
Shall we say hello to them? Chris and Shannon, hello.
Good to see you, thanks for joining us.
-And we've got Ayshah from Newsround. Hi!
And we've got Patrick, Rebecca and Emma joining us on the videophone.
-Hi, how are you doing, guys?
They are in Northern Ireland and are wearing their silver Blue Peter
badges because they sent us something a while ago.
-They've nicknamed themselves the cul-de-sacees.
-We love it!
They designed this Blue Peter booklet.
It has all you need to know about Blue Peter,
all the information that they've learnt over the years.
It's got special events like the Olympics,
it's got a time when they met Helen, it's amazing.
Guys, tell us about this, what made you come up with the idea?
Well, in the book we put pictures...
Oh, no, you got three lines out and then your audio went.
..we made friends with our neighbours and then we sent it off to you.
It's brilliant. You've all got together and designed
a fantastic booklet - that's why you're on the telly.
Thank you so much. It's time to get started.
-Bring it on, sister.
-It's super simple.
If you haven't got all the items you need,
fear not because this is all going to be on the website later,
But for now, we'll start to show you what to do.
-You need to get your sticky tack.
-I'm just starting with the steps.
Barney is my beautiful model for today.
You need to roll that into a kind of sausage shape.
It doesn't have to be too thin.
How are we getting on, Chris and Shannon?
I've gone for the old stretch. I stretched it first and then...
-I like that.
-Good technique, that.
-Chris is using his whole arm, which is nice.
-The whole desk!
Ayshah, how are you getting on in Newsround?
Not too bad, it's harder than you think.
-You have to put a bit of effort in.
-You do with the rolling bit.
But this is when it gets easier because you need to turn your sausage
into a circle shape and that will go around the end of the bottle top.
-Barney, you are doing really well.
-Thank you very much, Lindsey.
Make sure the bottle top is closed, that's really important,
because it's going to keep all the air in your hovercraft later.
-Good tip, Lindsey.
-And really press it down as well.
-Go on, really press it.
How are you getting on over there in the corner?
Very well, we are racing ahead already. How are you getting on?
-And how are you getting on?
We are doing very, very well here,
but you can't have any air gaps, that's why I'm taking my time.
-Lindsey, back to you.
Next, you need to get your old CD or DVD
-and simply plonk the top into the middle.
-Technical term, plonking.
Push it quite hard.
You really want to get rid of any air gaps.
The most important part here is that the bottle top is shut,
that's really important.
-Shannon, how are you getting on? Chris?
-We think we are nearly there.
-I think Chris has got the giggles.
-Ayshah, how are you getting on?
-Not too bad.
I'm a bit worried about the air bubbles, but I'm hoping it's OK.
-Northern Ireland, yellow team, how's it going?
Look at those smiley faces.
Shows how simple it is, they're all getting involved today.
Next thing is a bit tricky. You may need somebody to help...
Barney. ..somebody to help you.
You need to put your balloon onto the top of the bottle top.
So, Barnes, blow away.
Get quite a lot of air in there. The more you get in...
How are you getting on, Shannon? Come on.
Oh, Shannon, you were so good in rehearsal. It's all gone wrong.
-Ayshah? Oh, you are doing very well.
-Look at the size of mine.
In Northern Ireland they are all helping each other out. Light-headed.
Oh, they are a step ahead. OK, let's catch up with Northern Ireland.
-You need to then put the balloon onto the top...
-I've broken it.
What Barney has done there is what you absolutely shouldn't do,
-which is break the balloon.
-I pulled it too hard.
We've got another one we did earlier. And that's pretty much it, isn't it?
-That's confidence for you.
-I was about to say how simple it was,
-but Barney's made it look difficult.
And then you've got your mini hovercraft. How did you guys get on?
OK, we'll put it to the test now. We are going to lift off our caps.
Are we ready to let them go? On three, two, one. Let them go!
Let them go. That's pretty good. Give yourselves a round of applause.
Let's get a bit of help from our helpers in the studio.
-Chris and Shannon, let's see yours.
-Go, go, go!
-That's really good.
-Ayshah, how about you?
I'll try it now.
And what about our cul-de-sacees?
-Let's see you guys have a go. Patrick, have you done yours?
You've got to put your balloon on, or it's not going to work.
-It's been and gone.
-Well done, everyone.
-We'll come back and see how you're getting on.
Remember, if you didn't have all the items or didn't make it live
with us, fear not because all the details will be on the website,
Or failing that, go to CBBC iPlayer later and check it out. Radzi.
How good was that? Can I have my helmet?
Now, you've seen Barney and I pass our hovercraft test,
now it's the business end because it's race time.
You can hear the engines, you can smell the fuel,
my heart is pounding, it is race day.
-How're you feeling.
-Before training I couldn't have been more nervous.
When I finally got in, I couldn't have loved it more.
We've had our training,
we passed our test, we've had our safety briefing.
The hovercrafts have been checked, they are definitely ready.
-We are definitely not.
-It's time to get in the zone.
They're kitted out and ready to go. Let's meet our racers.
In red, number 157, it's Radzi.
In blue, number 156, Mr Barney Harwood.
All right, boys, it's time to get in your vehicles.
Barney, it might help if you face the right way.
Let's do this!
The race will last for 10 minutes.
Whoever completes the most laps in this time wins.
And we're off.
It's a slow start for Radzi, and I take an early lead.
Just get your confidence, Radzi.
We both made it safely round corner one and before we know it,
lap one was over.
But on lap two, I'm still in the lead.
Anything can happen, Barney.
And it did, on lap three.
Barney Harwood has crashed.
Barney, if you can hear me, mate, I hope you are all right, buddy.
But thanks as well because I'm now in the lead.
My engine just died.
I didn't do anything.
Yeah, that's more like it, hold it, don't lose it.
Go, go, go!
Yeah! Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Whoo! We got away with it.
Keep on making those mistakes, Radzi, I'm not far behind.
Here we go, concentrate now, Radzi.
Oh, Radzi's down. Radzi's down.
I just took a wooden post out.
I do apologise.
I've lost track of the laps, I've had a couple of bumps,
but I know I'm ahead and it's on the last corner and the home straight.
-Better luck next time, Barnes.
That was fun.
That is hands down, the best thing I've ever done.
-How are you?
-I'm fine, I'm good.
It was a bit of a knock, it was a shock because
when someone is coming towards you sideways at speed
and you know they can't brake, everything happens in slow-mo.
I'm thinking he's going to hit me. And he did, he hit me on the arm.
But because it hit my body as well it shook the whole body.
-And it took the sticker off.
-The badge has gone down, everybody.
But it's worth fighting for.
When it comes down to it, we have to announce a winner.
Radzi, well worthy, mate, congratulations. What a great day.
A well worthy winner, Radzi, congratulations. That was amazing.
That was so much fun. The best time I've ever had, do it.
It's time for some comments. At the beginning of the show
we asked you to let us know what transport you'd invent.
We had so many good answers.
The best is probably blueblacknimblekid, who said,
"I'd invent a lemonade car and it would be powered by lemonade."
We love that. Thank you for all your ideas.
There are so many ideas, go online to see the rest.
Let's tell you what's happening on next week's show.
Lindsey and I try our hand at horse carriage racing.
This is us training and we're going to be competing
at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday,
but you'll see it on Thursday.
And daredevil scientist Greg Foot is going to be
right here in the studio. He'll be making an actual comet.
The one you see in space, he's going to make it right here.
So make sure you're here. Get online in the meantime,
you've got everything that's Blue Peter, we'll see you next week.
-Big wave, people.
We're racing into action, as Barney and Radzi aim to take part in a thrilling hovercraft race. But will they have what it takes to earn their hovercraft pilot licenses before the big day? Plus, there's a live make-along showing you how to build your very own, miniature hovercraft. If you want to take part, make sure you have an old CD, a plastic bottle top, a balloon and some sticky putty at the ready!