This Paralympic inspired poem could have gone on forever! It took real discipline not to keep writing because there are so many individuals, not just gold medallists, who are so incredible that they each deserve their own praise.

Please know that every word applies to you all; you have really made a lasting difference, not just in the medal tally, but in attitudes and the proof of self-belief.
(You've even got me started running; now that's impressive!)

ps. If you are a teacher inspiring the children to write about the Paralympics, this Paralympic poem includes lots of metaphors, similes, word play, alliteration, and hyperbole (exaggeration for effect). If you would like to know more about any of those specific elements of literacy click on the teachers' pages and follow the figurative writing teaching.

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