Our Own Iron Man

Author: Jen Boland, Learning Manager
Have you ever had the pleasure of reading Ted Hughes story The Iron Man? It’s a compelling read about a robot that one day just appears.


“How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows.”

This is something we consider with students while sitting with the new  Iron Man in the Dowse Square — Ronnie van Hout’s Fallen Robot. Since our Fallen Robot is flat on his back, it’s fitting that the next part of the story goes….

“Taller than a house, the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff, on the very brink, in the darkness. He swayed in the strong wind that pressed against his back. He swayed forward, on the brink of the high cliff. The Iron Man stepped forward, off the cliff, into nothingness. CRRRAAAASSSSSH!”

 Initially misunderstood the Iron Man eventually makes friends. Fallen Robot has been equally successful with his friend making. Take a look…

Jennifer Boland, Learning Programmes Manager

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