Children from across the city have provided the inspirational words for the official Swansea 2014 song, released to mark one month until the championships begin. Good As Gold was composed by Andrew Griffiths.
The Good As Gold project invited young disabled people from schools throughout Swansea to interpret inspiring stories from the lives of our Welsh Paralympic heroes through poetry and art. After workshops led by Phil Cope (Swansea Council) and Sara Beer (Disability Arts Cymru), under the musical direction of Andrew Griffiths, the poems became lyrics for the unique piece of music.
Through the eyes of these young poets the song reflects the core movements of IPC athletics -- running, throwing, jumping, pushing, the pride of representing your country and the elation of winning. And the song will be a big part of the opening ceremony on Monday August 18th as Wales welcomes around 600 of Europe's best athletes competing for honours at the IPC Athletics European Championships.
The song can be heard here.
Andrew was also asked to write a piece for the medal ceremonies.