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The Inventors Fair Scarlet

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 orange brolly
Chapter two

Instant water

Roaming around the town you spot a particularly stole.A tiny TP with fairy light on the side.You decide to come in. The creamy yellow colour teasing your eyesThere was other fairy lights around you now green and blue.you wonder “what is this strange place” you have been round the town a lot of times,and you have never seen this place.you thought this stole is new then.you see brightly coloured blue water in a rusty old bucket.there where plants they where green as before you where amazed by it and wondered if you could do the same thing.you shouted “is anyone here?!”there was no answer and you decided to take one of the magical water buckets.you heard a rumble coming from the back of you.You turned confused. They it stared to get even louder. Suddenly you get draged but then you. Held on to the side of the exit and made run.
Go to the blue brolly
Chapter three


Threw in my room it spread and all he things of him selves away and makes your back garden a football pitch and made your hourse a manchen and have a sinimar in your bedroom .Alse owning a private jet and a 30000 tun crossing boat .With a jimm and a gaming room and a swimming pool.We also have slaves that giv you wat you want when you want and I also want to be ritch so we can by eney thing that we eaver,eaver wonted In my room there is a king size bed and a gaming chere with a pc and an ps scorpen and I have 100000000000000 v bux
Go to the pink brolly
Chapter four

Mirical dust

Threw in my room it spread and all the things died themselves way and makes your back garden a football pitch made your house is a mansion and have a sinamar in my bedroom and own a privet jet and a crooze boat with a Jim ,gaming room and a swimming pool we also have slaves and mirical dust that tidys your room in about 5 second.in my room plugged my Xbox into my sinimar tv and all night every night I played fortnite and got loads of solo wins . My mum put her credit card into my Xbox account and I checkily bought a lot of vbucks that coast about 25 thousand pounds.
Go to the purple brolly
Chapter five

Fluffy Heater

As you approach the stall
You see a nice toasty looking teddy bear.His belly was cut open for a little door way.As you walk into the teddy bear's belly, you see a table that has my special hand-Made machine .Every hour my machine makes a jumper with a heater inside.The heater is a thermostat heater it means that when you are cold it turns on and when you are hot it turns off people were queuing to get one of my jumpers with heaters inside .Everyone looked really excited to get my amazing invention.So I decided to interview everyone.And nearly everyone said that I was an amazingly good at design stuff.And the other people said they were really excited to try out my invention. I was really proud of my self so was my mum who is called Shelly .Also my mum is never proud of me so this is the first time so I am really really proud of my self . THE END

Should you be proud of me if I had never made my mum proud before and then I do ?

Go to the red brolly
Chapter six

Handy Piano

As you approach the stall you hear a peaceful tune being played on a piano.Curiously,you enter the little,white tent only to approach a beautiful,marble,white piano and a snoring man.Duhh dun dada duh da du,you hear so you walk over to the piano only to see plastic hands attached on a metal clip.Suddenly,you realise you're circled in mirrors and you can't find your way out.The hands on the piano start playing faster and faster.BANG!The hands on the piano exploded as they had been left playing for so long.An exit appears and you decide to make a run for it.
Go to the green brolly
Chapter seven

Happy Hairstylist

As you approach the stall, out of the corner of your eye, you see a weird looking den made of faded white blankets, bamboo and lovely, bright fairy lights attached all around the outside. You are suspicious and really want to go in. Peering in the door way, you see a Happy Hairstylist machine with someone using it. They can not see you because their head is in the machine.

You can see all the things that the machine is doing. First, you see it brush the hair. Next, you see it hold the hair in place with loads of accessories. Suddenly, you see a huge crimper come out of nowhere and you think it makes the hair all fuzzy but you are not sure. After that, some spray comes out to hold the hair in place.

As the giant crimper moved itself away from the hair, some scissors come out. You feel worried because you have no idea what the scissors are doing to the hair. You keep watching until the scissors get put away.

Hiding just to the side of the door way, you hear something coming from the den. Five seconds later a man comes out of the den crying with a bald patch bang in the middle of his head. The man turns his head to look at you and all down his face is blood from the scissors!

You can't see the man anymore so you take a proper look at the Happy Hairstylist. Out of nowhere a fan turns on. Instead of blowing air out it is sucking you in! You look at the machine still trying to get away when a mouth opens from it. “Your next!” exclaimed the machine. You are so scared you are running faster and faster until you finally get away from the force of the human sucking fan.
Go back to where we began and type 'end' into the box below.
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.