Otley BID has collaborated with students at Prince Henry’s Grammar School to design 50 unique flags to celebrate Otley starting Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire.
The 5th and 6th form students were asked to create a series of different designs depicting various images of Otley in a striking yellow and black theme.
Peter Mudge from Otley BID explains, “The students were tasked with creating flags for the Market Square. We were blown away by the designs, so much so that all 50 were commissioned and printed. We have also included each student’s Christian name on their own flag so that they can feel proud of what they have achieved. The project is a great example of young people getting involved and taking pride in their hometown and what it has to offer.”
Shane Green, Head of Art & Design at Prince Henry’s said “The Art Faculty has thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with the Otley BID, and it has been of great value to our students seeing their own work exhibited in public. Seeing the range of individual interpretations of the design brief has been beneficial to their creative process and seeing their names up in silk in their own town has been wonderful.”
Alice Waites, Year 12 student commented “We learnt new technical skills throughout the initial design and development process to ensure that the flags all looked consistent when displayed together, which proved really interesting and useful. It was certainly a very inspiring project and it’s great to now see our work on show for everyone to see.”
All 50 designs can be found on throughout Otley town centre on Market Street, New Market and Bondgate.
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Shane Green, Adam Stevens Year 12, Christie Hardwick Year 13, Daniel Hook Year 12, Charlotte Leddy Year 13, Sasha Kitching Year 10, Aisling Hough Year 13, Jasmine Iley Year 10, Alex Lennie Year 13, Polly Stevens Year 10, Holly Parker Year 13, Freya Aylward Year 13, Tegen Hoare Year 12, Alice Waites Year 12.