"The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.
How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where did he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows.
Taller than a house, the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff, on the very brink, in the darkness.
The wind sang through his iron fingers. His great iron head, shaped like a dustbin but as big as a bedroom, slowly turned to the right, slowly turned to the left. His iron ears turned, this way, that way. He was hearing the sea. His eyes, like headlamps, glowed white, then red, then infrared, searching the sea. Never before had the Iron Man seen the sea."
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This term, we are studying 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998).
Ted Hughes was an English poet and writer of children's literature. Considered to be one of the best poets of his time, he wrote 'The Iron Man' in 1968, a novel designed to entertain his own children.
S23K are currently in the process of building their very own Iron Men. They have two compulsory design features to adhere to;
* The 'Iron Man' has to stand independently; and
* They need to leave space for the provision of electric eyes
We are also studying electricity this term and building our own simple circuits, aiming to create a circuit that will light up some authentic infra-red eyes!
Keep posted, our completed Iron Men are just around the corner, here are some progress pics!