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Campaigners Marcus Rashford and Greta Thunberg awarded coveted gold Blue Peter badge

Sky News Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Campaigners Marcus Rashford and Greta Thunberg awarded coveted gold Blue Peter badgeYoung influencers Marcus Rashford and Greta Thunberg have been awarded gold Blue Peter badges for their vital campaigning work.
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Footballer Marcus Rashford and climate activist Greta Thunberg have been honoured with Gold Blue Peter badges for the inspiration they have provided for the show's viewers

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