I watched mostly wheelchair basket ball, the swimming, blind football and of course the athletics. I found it annoying by it being on channel 4 that they wanted to put in breaks all the time and that it wasn't full coverage like the Olympics had been. Also I found that I was watching the presenters talk more than actually watching sport. It was interesting finding out how all their equipment worked etc but I just found it very unnecessary that I wanted to see the athletes do what they do best.
I didn't get to see much of the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, although what I did see was that it looked very magical, like a children's story but also mixed with scientific research and I liked how they appreciated and celebrated Paralympics and disabled people by using them in every aspect of the show.
|Paralympion flying through the sky - The Daily Edge|
|Team GB Paralympions - Mirror|
The closing ceremony was based more around the 'steam punk' image of recycled rubbish and remaking them into something new. All the props were made from old things which I find made them even more amazing. It was good although I don't mind Coldplay it just seemed like rather than it being a celebration of what being British is all about and celebrating the Paralympics it just seemed like it was a Coldplay concert and promoting their album.
I don't really remember much else about the ceremony, which is to say it won't stick in my head. I am just proud to be British and have so many amazing people who come from our countries and can achieve amazing things. I am sad it is over and life has to get back to normal but all good things must come to an end, even if we don't want them to.