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Olympic pennants will be taken to India by Ermysted's Grammar School pupils
Olympic pennants from Skipton High Street will cross the world later this year with pupils from the town’s Ermysted’s Grammar School.
A group of 30 boys will be spending a month in Ladakh, India, next summer with True Adventure, a travel company that organises community-based projects.
While they are there, in addition to travelling around the country, they will spend time working on a sports- based project.
And the idea is that the pennants can be used as part of an opening ceremony and continue the Olympic spirit.
The flags were erected on Skipton High Street ahead of the Olympic torch arriving in June and adorned the town centre throughout the London Games.
Each of the boys has to raise more than £3,000 for their travelling expenses and they are also hoping to attract donations from businesses, such as sports equipment, to take out to the village community.
Henry Sturgeon, organiser of a recent fundraiser at the school featuring Everest climber Mike Trueman, said the idea was to complete a sports-based project, such as a children’s park with sports facilities.
The boys have also considered archery, cricket and football and hope to develop longstanding links between the school and the part of India they are going to.
Anyone able to help the boys with their project can contact Henry at email@example.com