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The Inventors Fair Pink

Welcome to the 117th Inventors Fair, and prepare to be amazed with the wild and wacky inventions across the field. Once complete you can then write your own inventions and put them into the tale too.

This Storywalk is designed for year 5 and 6 as some of the language and words used are designed to stretch your pupils. Teacher note - read chapter one out loud to all your pupils together and then let them read the rest to each other in their groups.
First part of the story begins on the hard standing between the field and the school buildings.
Chapter one


‘Roll up, Roll up, the inventors fair is here'.

‘Come see the miraculous, the incredible, the fan-tab-u-lous' announced the orator from his tiny wooden podium. He then leans forward and whispers to you ‘I know that fantabulous is not a word, but this is an inventors fair and if you can't invent a few words here and there, then what's the point, ay!' His moustache twitches in excitement which seems to accentuate the shiny baldness of his head.

‘Buy your tickets here' he announces to the crowd gesticulating in a strange flourish of twisting wrists towards the booth and turnstile.

‘Now good people, ladies and gentlemen, have you been acquainted with the astounding Mr Arac, who will be demonstrating his incredible Home Spider Dentistry Kit or what about Dr Faustus and his amazing security device, The Magic Void'. He pauses for effect before he continues ‘it's a new type of safe which hides your valuables inside a surprising quirk of space-time itself.' Go see him, he's at stall number 253, but then he mutters to you under his breath ‘I suggest you don't let him Magic Void your pet, last one came back a little squishy and the boys keeper was quite disgruntled.'

Suddenly you have a ticket and are through the barrier, and there before you is stall - upon stall - upon stall, this is the inventors fair. Tents and turrets are pitched everywhere, flags and banners billow as smartly suited visitors amble between the stalls. Noises fizz from displays where plumes of pink and purple smoke waft from curious contraptions to the left, right and just about everywhere.

A voting paper is then thrust into your hand and you notice it has six spaces for nominations, this is what you need to fill in and post before you exit.

You glance back and see the sun glint off the Orators shiny head as he disappears back through the gates. His wrists spin above his glistening head as he funnels and encourages more paying visitors through the turnstiles.

Now to the fair.
go to the green brolly
Chapter two

Snow Globe

On the way to the next exhibit you pass several people with what would appear to be snow in their hair, which seems very odd with the weather in the way it is. Then you arrive at ‘the human snow globe' which is a huge glass dome and inside you can see several people walking around a little ruined castle making a snow man and throwing snow balls. Out of the top of the little folly, snow is whizzing about and it looks very convincing indeed but there is not enough space for sledging which is a shame.

On the table are hundreds of smaller snow globes just like the larger one, visitors coming out of the big dome are running over to the table and shaking the globes ‘there you are Dad' said the boy ‘oh and this one has Mum in too'. And sure enough theure snow globes had tiny captured 3D tableaus of the family playing in the snow just moments before.

‘Shall we get one for the mantelpiece?' said the father and the boy nodded.

Before you move on make a note on your voting slip as to what you think of this invention.
go to the blue brolly
Chapter three

The tik tok machine

As you approach the stall you see two crazy men holding the tick-tock machine and they hand it to you eagerly. You place the machine against your head as requested you can hear quietly like a shell al the times in England.The clock Brothers are crazy and weird no one is as crazy as them their invention is dangerous.

Then a marvellous thing happens all the visitors want to have the tick tock in there head and then the machine fell to pieces does anyone want to help me fix it said The clock brothers together no one wanted to it's too dangerous hello what is it just a we The clock brothers together no one wanted to . It is too dangerous said someone in the crowd.
Tow days later. Behold The New tick-tock machine 5000.ted didn't want to see it he Didn't want to get blown up.He new the clock brothers they were crazy .

He was right there was a boom,! And it was from the tick-tock machine.
go to the pink brolly
Chapter four

Super wings!

As you approach the stall you can't see anything at all because there are so many people.

"Super wings are brilliant because they are so light so it feels just like a jumper"the inventor said as you sqeeze to the front.
Suddenly you were drawn in . Then you heard the voice of professor Do Dap

He was announcing that he was looking for a volunteer to try the new super wings and he pointed at you so you step up. He hands you a fashionable top with wings on the back. You put it on and he switches on, then there is a loud buzzing sound and the jumper shoots up into the sky making a big hole in the tent without you in it ( thankfully!)

You move on before anything else happens.
go to the middle of the field
Chapter five

The Magic shield

As you approach the stall you see huge chicken feathers bigger than car doors covering the outside of the tent. There is a man wearing a chicken suit and shouting loudly about his new invention.

Let me tell you a story he says ' Once there was a chicken called Bean .Tom was the farmer and there was a fox called Fin. The fox stole his chickens every day and Farmer Tom got poorer and poorer, until that is he found The Sheild.

The Sheild made the chickens invisible to the fox and so farmer Tom was happy and rich once more?'

He turns to you and says 'do you want an invisibility chicken cloak ?

Try them they very good they are £400 no no no it is £57.

By Vishnu Jayasuthan
go to the orange brolly
Chapter six


As you approach the store, the crazy inventor shouted, “ old up! Old up! Come and see the new More-o-visor 4000!” Everybody came rushing to the stall. “ Have you ever wanted more of something? Maybe chocolate, or money? But there is a catch! You can only have 5000000000 goes before it self destructs. Tom didn't want to see it and neither did you. The crazy inventor became angry and started smoking out of his ears. Suddenly the more-o-visor exploded! Just like that. You ran as fast as your legs would carry you escaping narrowly.
go to the red brolly
Chapter seven

Boot-O-Matic is cool,

You pass quite a few exhibits in the next hour, one called ‘the Big Ear' which appeared to be exactly what it said and would help you listen over great distances. They obviously hadn't invented the telephone yet!

Another stall was called the thinking machine, which listened and thought but little more. The inventor seemed embarrassed as he'd yet to invent the answer machine, which even he admitted would be far more useful.

Then finally you come across the Boot-o-matic an incredible machine which was lacing up boots on volunteers left right and centre. You sit in the chair yourself with your shoe laces undone and the tiny little machine ties them up in a flash. You are so impressed that you undo them quickly again and the Boot-O-Matic has them re done, just like that.

Of all the inventions that would save some time in the morning perhaps this was one which would in fact be truly useful. But then you notice the person getting into the chair after you with Velcro straps on his shoes and a cheeky grin on his face, I wonder how the Boot-O-Matic will deal with that!

So make a mark on your voting slip, have a chat between each other as to what you think.

Now over to the exit to meet the Orator and hand in your voting slips.
go back to where the story began
Chapter eight


The Orator approaches, bald head glistening in the sun.

‘Place your sheets in the box and we'll see who the Inventor Supremo is in the 117th inventors fair'.

Is there one invention which is the best in your opinion? Have a discussion now and see which you think is the most impressive, when you have decided then please read on.

‘Good good.' Says the orator as you post your sheets, but suddenly there is a huge sound from the middle of the field, you look over and see a jet of blue flame snatch up into the air. A BOOM follows which is so loud you feel it in your chest, and the orators mouth drops open aghast at what is unfolding.

A flash follows with attendants and visitors running pell-mell away from the ‘Mr Bubbles, double bubble super fizz pop' tent. ‘Run for cover' they shout as people dive behind bales of straw just before the BIG explosion.

The next events seem to happen in slow motion as tents flatten across the field and flags bend horizontally away from the epicentre of Mr Bubbles. Then a black wall sweeps across towards you and there is only a moment to duck before it engulfs you. But thankfully it passes in a moment and you stand again to see the orator is covered head to foot in soot! He turns with mouth still open and moustache intact to the single flash of a reporter's camera.

‘Well it would appear that the 117th inventors fair has come to an abrupt end' he says to you with eyebrows raised as high as they will go.

The next day the local paper lands on your hall carpet with this very photograph, the orator is central, treacle black from head to foot and behind him the stately metal dome of Mr Bubbles is spurting with a mountain of foam.

The headline runs with ‘Inventor's Bubble Trouble. Hundreds flee from catastrophic fizzy pop explosion at the 117th inventors fair'.

To the left of the picture you can see yourself looking rather surprised.

What an event!

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