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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.
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 blue brolly
Chapter two

Bungee under water

As you approach the stall,you see small wooden fish on a bamboo shed. You notice that the roof is made of hay and you hear something inside saying in a sweet voice ‘Come in!Come in!'Walking in,you see another door on the opposite side and a lady behind a counter. Inside the hut,is well decorated with fairy lights and more fish.You see a name tag on the woman and it says Jenny. She welcomes you and leads you through the other door.

Jenny leads you up a shiny new ladder and you are excited to see what's up there.
Go to the purple brolly
Chapter three

the money saving services

As I approach the stall I am shocked to see to five couch cushions I enter I see a spin to win I spun a mashean pops up I tack it and leav when I got home I besi dead to Buy myself a table something said no I want to but it was the machine that I got turned on So I wondered if the mashean was talking to me joking me I said to the machine should I buy this it responded no it's a waste of money .
Go to the red brolly
Chapter four

Fashion look

You see fake grass with a telephone booth. it lookes normal. you go up to it and as you go closer and see a girl go in... when she comes out, you are shocked .

Every one around you claps because she has a brilliant outfit.

Then a boy goes in and after he comes out you burst out with laughter .

He is dressed up as a girl .But he doesn't have to worry about it because there is a boy fashion phone booth, which is blue .

Girls have a pink one.

That is all for now folks.

Go to the pink brolly
Chapter five

The glasses of wonder

Attention! Attention! Come to specsavers2.0.If you like games come to papa with our new glasses of wonder AKA vr headset!!!!!!. It Looks like if you cut the back of the computer in half then slapped it onto a pair of glasses and then that ladies and gentlemen boys and girls that would be what this project would look like.Zap!! Two boys puts the glasses on called Ollie and Cody and they went to the fornite dimension wow look there's a skulltrooper and it's drift king 6543.Zap!! We are transported back. Professor popcorn ran off never to be seen again.

Go to the green brolly
Chapter six


As you approach the stall you see a wooden hut with a green flag with a cat on it. Printed in black letters, it says ‘Robo-Cat'. It is circular with another bit built on the side, you walk into the tent and nothing is wooden, it's all metal.

Then the most incredible thing happened, the lights dimmed,a spot light shined on an invention and a man and a lady. “Hi, I'm Jackson, and she's Leigha. We present to you Robo-Cat.” Red and green spot lights whizzed around the room.
Go to the orange brolly
Chapter seven

Magic Clothes

As you approach the stall kneeling down on a soft, tasseled blanket you see a young girl gently washing a toy poodle in an infants', pink bath with rose-scented bubbles. She looks up at you as she rubs his matted fur dry with a teal towel. She looks up at you as she rubs his matted curls dry with a blue towel but quickly looks away despite your on-looking gaze. She continues to brush out his fur and trim his eye-brows, style his fringe then last but not least she gave him some eye drops to rid him of his hazy vision.
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.