Roar of approval for dinosaurs
AWESOME, awesome, awesome!
The word does not do justice to the spectacular 'Walking with Dinosaurs' show at the O2 arena on Wednesday.
The crowd was buzzing with excitement as we eagerly awaited the start of the show. The arena resembled rocky terrain from millions of years ago and 'Huxley the Palaeontologist' was there to take us through the ages.
The show opened with the hatching of baby Plateosaurus eggs, which were devoured by the agile hunter Liliensternus. Next into the arena was the terrifying Allosaurus, followed by the gentle giant Stegosaurus, who both battled it out. Next came the Brachiosaurus -- a mother and child. The mother was over 10 metres high and at one stage stretched her long neck into the audience -- who could nearly feel her hot breath!
There were other amazing scenes, such as Raptors feasting on a dead dinosaur and the flying Ornithocheirus, which soared above the arena. The grand finale was the ferocious T-Rex, who terrified the audience, particularly me!
Aidan Corrigan (11) winner of the Irish Independent 'Search for a Young Reporter' competition, is from Kilmacomb, Dunmore East, Co Waterford.