Words by Naomi Jeffreys
“Inspire a Generation”
With the London Olympic and Paralympic games at a close, the enduring motto transcends the games themselves. The events of London 2012 will endure throughout time. Slumdog Millionaire director, Danny Boyle’s’ historic and lavish Opening Ceremony charted the history of London, from the green fields of the countryside, to the industrial movement. To every other historical and cultural movement which happened in London.
These Olympic and Paralympic games have been phenomenal, London was at the centre of the world for seven weeks, and we Brits showed what we could truly do. Athletes breaking records, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, whilst winning the hearts of fans across the world. Whilst the Superhumans, otherwise known as the Paralympians, defied all expectation, smashing world records and proving just how capable they are. Similarly taking home the coveted medals and championing their extraordinary ability.
Much like films, at the heart of the Games there was an enduring message, that if you work hard, are humble then you can achieve anything. Characters in films often undergo a similar journey. These athletes underwent a journey and achieved something fantastic.
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose in life and life is empty without it”