TIGERS, tag rugby and tasty treats may not appear to have anything in common but they’ve all helped two Kingswood youngsters earn some special awards.

Over the past three years Sophie and Isabelle Travis have baked cakes, created handmade birthday and Christmas cards, reviewed a children’s tv show and even tried out new sports – tag rugby sevens and blind football – all in the hope of being awarded a Blue Peter badge.

Sophie, 11, and Isabelle, who is nine, applied for their latest badge after spending the day at Knowsley Safari Park, working with one of the keepers Laura Howarth. The girls learnt about the conservation work carried out by staff in the park and abroad and interviewed Laura about how she became a keeper.

The green conservation badge was their sixth and they are now keen to complete their Blue Peter badge collection, which already includes the limited edition diamond badge designed by Henry Holland for the show’s 60th anniversary last year. The girls are hoping to be awarded the orange one, for winning one of the show’s competitions, and also the gold one, which is given to brave youngsters who have saved someone’s life or to high profile personalities who are considered role models to young people.

Holders of Blue Peter badges can gain free entry to more than 200 attractions across the country including Beeston Castle.

More information about Blue Peter badges is available at bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges.