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The Inventors Fair Camo

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.
This walk begins in the middle of Bishop's Hull playing fields, Taunton.
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 pink brolly
Chapter two


Magic coins is this basically when you spend coins in the shop which are pounds.So when you spend coins the shop they pop strait back in to pocket it basically you would be rich after because you are getting your money back after.So you can go to Poundland and get loads of stuff in Poundland because you get more mouney than a Poundland
Go to the red brolly
Chapter three

The Life Stone

As you approach the stall ,you come to a lilac tent as a man says “Ladies and gents,boys and girls gather round for the most amazing invention out there ‘The Life Stone!' I walked in and l saw a grey,circular stone in a box “Come what colour do you want Red,green,blue,purple,pink or gold Young lady"said a man in the left corner . I had a look at one and then had a look at a sign saying ‘ The Magical Life Stone' to bring you back moments from death. I was going to buy one then…BANG someone over powered the stones.
Go to the orange brolly
Chapter four

Clean o matic

Clean O Matic is a cleaning machine and it cleans everything for you and it will do the dishes for you and it will help you out.
Go to the green brolly
Chapter five

The VirtualPixFly

You enter the sky blue tent pushing the silky flap to reveal a small glass room filled with excited people you could here the buzzing in the room at the back ,suddenly there was a hush of voices.

'Welcome ,Welcome ' psaid a man with a white long jacket with a big bushy moustache this is the one and only VirtualPixFly this invention is high tec and here to change the world. Everyone applauds even you can't contain yourself and you cheer and shout like everyone else .

Through the glass safe you see glasses that have dark shades with white rimmed edges. In the next room you see lots of platforms with black velvet chairs you take a seat and carefully take the glasses and put them on your face. Amazingly your in the virtual world, you feel your feet lift from the ground your flying! Suddenly a virous appears on your screen every one in the room screams... a frightful face enters the virtual and says PREPARE TO SEE PIXLE IN THE REAL WORLD!

You quickly take the glasses of your face and scamper out of the room. PHEW that was a close one.
Go to the blue brolly
Chapter six

Magic coins

One day I went to the shop I wanted .I went to get some gum I brought some gum .So I had a piece of the gum I went to go home and I realised that I had more money in my pocket I had my £10 In my pocket and I was on my way home...!!!!!!?
Go to the purple brolly
Chapter seven

Pixel Invis Jump

As you enter the stall you see lots of metal pipes holding up camo coloured tent with a capsule at the back. Inside the capsule is the PIJ suit. PIJ stands for Pixel Invis Jump. Lots of wires are attached to the capsule. There is an additional multi coloured LED lights. Christopher Pac and Steven Crouge were the inventors for the PIJ. A little boy called Frank walked up to the stall and started to look at the suit. Steven walked over to Frank and said” Do you want to try on the suit “? said Steven. Frank put on the suit then he was gone. The suit was not probably wired up properly. Frank was falling at a very high speed. Everyone was running away as far as possible. In a a couple minutes time the suit was on the floor in lots of pieces.
Go back to where we 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!

The End
Chapter nine

Further Thoughts

What inventions would you have liked to have seen at the fair?

Are they big or small, can they be held in your hand, or carried on your back?

Is it edible, totally credible or just downright daft!

Have a talk amongst yourselves whilst the other groups catch up.