Paralympics 2012 Opening Ceremony – brilliant

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The London 2012 Games are over.  The Paralympics had a fiery ending matching the magnificent opening show.  It was an astounding performance by all of those who took part.

There were stunning stunts that threw artists into the air, who circled, swung and finally came down in one piece. The whole show was full of fun, creativity and colour making it a truly spectacular event.

The eyes of the world returned to London to watch the amazing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium. The Stadium was jam packed with joyous spectators who thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.  The success of the Olympic Games was still floating in the air as they watched the amazing closing entertainment.

It was estimated that tens of millions of people across the globe switched on their television sets to catch the closing and last scenes from the Olympic Park.  While it was a momentous occasion many felt sadness that the big sporting event was coming to a close.  Team GB was proud of its athletes and the medals they had won during the competitive events

Award-winning film director Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot fame was head of the team behind the massive production.  He had gathered together a huge team of technical and performance artists from around the country.  They would spend hours rehearsing to help perfect the closing scenes.

The show was called “Enlightenment” and it kept its promise of spectacular, stunning and emotional performances by the cast of thousands of volunteers. It was the volunteers who deserved and won most praise. They were the backbone to the Games.

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