After reading Ted Hughes’ Iron Man and Iron Woman, sculptor Mick Kirkby-Geddes worked with children from two classes to make the food for an ‘Iron Man Feast’. All the food was made out of recycled materials and looked scrumptious – if you were an iron man that is!!
One mixed aged group of children spent a Sunday at Lumb Bank, the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre in Heptonstall where Ted Hughes lived. They spent the day working with a performance poet Terry Caffrey. They listened to, wrote and performed poetry all day.
Terry Caffrey then visited the School for two days. He began by delivering a hilarious poetry assembly for all ages before working alongside children for poetry workshops. Masses of poems were written.
The final stages of the project saw children visiting the Hippodrome theatre and Central Library in Todmorden to watch an animated film: The Iron Giant – not exactly the film of the book but enjoyable nevertheless.
We are all looking forward to exhibiting our work along with the other Todmorden primary schools at the Library in late September. We are very grateful to Todmorden Council for their support for the whole programme, it wouldn’t have happened without them.