A different Blue Peter badge will be celebrated over six weeks, with children between the ages of 6-15 encouraged to apply for each one and show CBBC how they’re getting on by sending in photos and videos of their achievements.
Whilst the badges won’t simply be awarded for just sending/uploading projects to the CBBC website, kids can use what they have made to apply for each badge.
Owning a Blue Peter badges also entitles kids to FREE admission at over 200 events/attractions across the UK.
The six badges up for grabs are – Green, Sport, Music, Blue, Fan Club and Silver.
Green badges are awarded for sending in letters, pictures and makes that are about the environment, conservation, nature and saving the planet; the Sport badge is awarded for getting active, and for trying a new sport or physical activity; the Music badge – designed by Ed Sheeran – is awarded to those who show off their passion for music by learning a new instrument, or being part of a musical performance; Blue badges are awarded for sending in interesting letters, stories, makes, pictures and poems, as well as potential ideas for the show; the Purple badge is a special badge awarded to those for joining the Blue Peter Fan Club; and finally, the Silver badge is given those who already hold a Blue badge and is awarded for making an extra effort and trying something new.
How do you apply for a Blue Peter badge?
Applications for each badge in the Blue Peter Six Badges of Summer programme are now open.
If you would like to apply for a badge, you’ll need to do so by post at the moment. Even though email applications were previously accepted for certain badges, these are currently on hold due to the volume of applications received amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The BBC has increased the size of its team in recent weeks to cope with extra demand, but is currently receiving an overwhelming number of emails, which is affecting how quickly it can respond to badge applications.
Only one badge at a time may be applied for per application.
Children must apply for badges themselves and are encouraged to put in as much effort as they can with their application to make sure it stands out amongst the thousands of others received.
Whilst children between the ages of 6-15 may only be eligible for the Six Badges of Summer, the little ones have no reason to feel left out as they can still get involved with the six-week wall chart and sticker pack that’s available to download on the CBeebies website here.
For more information about the Blue Peter Six Badges of Summer programme and to check out some of the amazing work already submitted, visit the CBBC website here.
You can find further T&Cs, FAQs and apply for Blue Peter badges here.
Coca-Cola confirms the Christmas Truck is coming to Manchester this weekend
Coca-Cola has finally confirmed the news we’ve all been waiting for… the Christmas Truck will be in Manchester this weekend.
December is here, the temperatures have plummeted outside, and the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is nearing closer and closer by the day – but it’s not Christmas until you’ve gone and got a Coca-Cola from the giant red van is it, right?
Well luckily, we won’t have to wait too much longer to get to do that once again.
The soft drinks company confirmed that ‘Holidays Are Coming’ a couple of weeks back, with the UK tour of the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck now well underway, and having visited other major northern cities such as Leeds and Liverpool over the last few days.
And now, Coca-Cola has revealed that the legendary van is coming to Greater Manchester this weekend, and will be stopping off at the Trafford Centre for one day only.
The much-loved festive symbol will be arriving outside the shopping centre tomorrow (Saturday 2 December) from midday right through until 8pm to provide “the ultimate Christmas celebration”, with a whole host of activities planned for families of all ages.
The 2023 Coca-Cola Christmas Truck journey will be packed with “interactive experiences for visitors to immerse themselves in”.
Anyone who heads to the Trafford Centre from midday tomorrow will first be welcomed by a walk-in, snow-filled bauble that invites them to “step into a winter wonderland for the perfect holiday snapshot”, all before making a stop at the ‘Ho-Ho-Hoop Hut’ to take part in a fun festive game for the chance to win a selection of prizes – including meal-inspired rewards, and recycled Christmas tree decorations.
Families can then finish off the tour by posing for a memorable photo opportunity in front of the iconic Coca-Cola truck.
Visitors are welcome to listen to the Coca-Cola Christmas choir as they perform a set of carols too.
Fancy it then? If you’re ready to kick-start Christmas the right way, then make sure you get yourself down to the Trafford Centre from midday tomorrow.
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Tesco has slashed the price of one-litre bottles of Baileys by more than 50%
Tesco has slashed the price of one-litre bottles of Baileys by more than 50%, and they’re now available to get your hands on for a limited time only.
With December officially here, and the festive season nearing closer by the day, most UK supermarkets are rolling out deals left, right, and centre to help shoppers save a few pennies during ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ as the cost of living crisis continues – and it seems like Tesco is absolutely no different.
That’s because the retailer has decided to knock a whopping £12 off the regular price of one-litre bottles of one of the best-loved Christmas tipples.
Fans of the classic Irish cream liqueur drink will probably want to run not walk to their nearest Tesco to stock up on Baileys ready for the big day to arrive, as big bottles of the festive favourite have been reduced from £22 right down to just £10, and are now available to fill your basket with.
But… there’s a bit of a catch (isn’t there always?)
Not only is the over half-price offer only available for a very limited time, and due to expire at the end of next week, but shoppers will only be able to buy the one-litre bottles at the impressive £10 price if they’re Tesco Clubcard customers.
You were probably expecting that’d be the case, right? The supermarket – which is well-known for the savings it offers via is loyalty card scheme all year round – is giving Clubcard users up until Monday 11 December to nip to their nearest branch or head online to the Tesco website and buy as many bottles of Bailey’s as they fancy.
As part of the supermarket’s commitment to “keep prices low” until the end of the year, stuffing, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, and even tin foil have all seen their prices slashed as the retailer aims to help those struggling to cover costs.