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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 story starts at spot the hard standing of the courtyard enters the northern grass field.
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 purple brolly
Chapter two

The fantabulous frenzy floating pill

As you approach the stall you see shelves upon shelves of mushy green pills. You are "lucky" enough to spot that the pills are made by mushing up utterly disgusting, green vegetables into an oozy mixture then cramming it into a tight, hard glazed round texture.
As you walk into the tent, while ducking your head, you spot Professor Blip and Professor Flubergust, greeting you happily but in a way nervously. They are wearing pristine neatly ironed white lab coats, both with a crispy moustache twizzled at the end. Professor Flubergust is wearing thick glasses with a lense so thick that you could compare it to a rhinos foot! Whereas professor blop has tiny, tiny eyes.
As you carried on walking in, you spot several munchkins dotted around the tent, suddenly they started floating up the height of the shelves, they then passed you a minuscule plastic container, you wonder what is in the box, it honestly could be anything, it is containing only one single pill. Suddenly this recording starts playing shouting "eat it quick in the sound of a click." So I pop it into my mouth, then I suddenly start feeling nauseous and start slowly floating up. A big bright screen comes up showing, "be careful when you land, that means don't look at your hand, it might be very scary or very very hairy." That makes you fairly terrified because you don't know whats going to happen. Then the munchkins guide me to the exit of the tent, you see that a crowd has gathered however, Professor F and B are acting like nothing strange has happened.
Over the one hundred hours that you have of floating, you enjoy your time although you get a waning that time is running out. Suddenly you feel the hairs on your neck standing on end, your feet start to feel heavy and overweight. Your eyes start squinting and something is blocking them. You charge upstairs ready to look in the mirror because you know something is wrong.
"AAAAAHHHHH." You shriek. You suddenly remember what the sign was saying in the tent, that you can't look at your hands or else it would be very scary, your hands are overgrown with fur.....
Your a BEAR, suddenly out of nowhere the mirror smashes and you hear the sound of nothing but silence..
Go to the orange brolly
Chapter three

Manga Headband

As you enter the very exciting festival all your attention goes towards the mimiature stall that held the smell of new books. You walk over there expecting to see deluctible books but....no! All you see was tiny head bands that were the size of wire!You decide to put the strange device on,but nothing happens until three massive blue,touch screens appeared.when the manga options spring in front of you ,you realise that all the manga pieces were diffrent you scrol through the options accidentally pressing on one!You start to read and you mildly enjoyed it.you flip through the manga (page 35)and got to the action scenes,but for some weird reason you black out and when you open your bright coloured eyes all you see was a world were you've never been!Your completely stunned by this until an animated character comes up to you and starts so speak!"every manga in this fine place is free for YOU to read,but all of our manga is way ...way BETTER!!actoin manga?nerdmanga ? We have got it !Naruto,Attack on Titan name it have got it if you ever wanted to do a spirit bomb with Goku now you can !Or be eaten alive by the famous smiling Titan also being able to sing a duet with Hatsume Miku !come to our tent and enjoy!"screamed the character.
You suddenly fell drouzy and black out ...... Again. You wake up in your car but for some reason your car is in the lake right next to your humble aboud ,but at that moment a random pigeon feather flew into your Land Rover and landed on your nose.You wanted to go home and go to bed ,but you also wanted to explore the festival even more to see what exciting things you could see.You walk in but as soon as you take one step into the festival all of the lights turn off.You nervously walk into the festival thinking it was all a joke,when you felt someone or something breathing on your neck,the eerie feeling sent shivers down your spine.You turn around startled to see the producer ,but he was different . He was pale and he looked paranormal,like he came from a horror movie . His eyes were blacked out and with every breath his voice got more autochuned and it started to echo. All of his skin was peeling around his mouth when he whispered in a quiet voice "Will you be my friend?"
You start to run but for your life screaming no but the ghoulish figure started to chase you.befor you new it you were surrounded by supernatural beings,but then every thing stopped you open your eyes to see yourself in your bed confused but safe!
Go to the Stone
Chapter four

The Super-Stylish Wardrobe

It was a regular day for almost the entire population of Coleford but for Scarlett, it wasn't. In fact it was the generous, creative girl's birthday!
For her birthday, Scarlett received: two hundred and seventy pounds from various people, a concert ticket and an apple.Although the apple wasn't quite to her taste, she was grateful and devoured it anyway. Scarlett liked to shop, so her mother treated her to a day out at the Bath market;the next thing she knew, she found herself in the probable next craze.This next craze was almost definitely going to go viral.It was of "The Super-Stylish Wardrobe" Scarlett was absolutely drawn in just by the sight of these clothing ridden machines. Twenty seven seconds later, she found herself buying one. She loved this invention and cherished it not to mention she was the most popular kid in school just because of her outfit.
Unfortunately, her mother found her more zombie-like than ever so threatened to take it away. Scarlet was having none of that and promised she would be on her most outstanding behaviour . As you may have already guessed, that didn't last long!
Only three days later she was acting very strange but the thing was nobody knew why.
Go to the red brolly
Chapter five


As you approach the stall you hear… scribbling? There is a motley crowd gathered round the stall. They appear to be yelling immensely queer things in their thick east end accents. "My child!" a woman bellows. "A unicorn!" One man screeches. "The next thing I'm gonna nick!" Holler due an escaped convict of whose presence everybody was feigning ignorance of. The stall itself was truly astounding. It resembled a house of cards (Quite literally.) of which the majority were blank. Some, however contain the most diverse of things: a baby, a tornado and the Mona Lisa. You push your way to the heart of the stall where you are greeted by a woman with oversized goggles. Her getup resembles something out of the steampunk era. She introduces herself as "Habblejob. Luka Habblejob. Waddya want kiddo." (Clearly ignoring the fact that you are in your 80's) you ask what she's showcasing and she proudly produces a black band. With out another word she plonks it on your head a says think. So. You think. You see a pen move towards a piece of paper and start drawwhat you're thinking now and fortunately as you're thinking at the moment is this week shopping list so the woman is clearly not impressed.
Go to the blue brolly
Chapter six

The fantastic fabalistic age changing clinic !

Filled with excitement and curiosity , you approach the age changing clinic stall . Your brain is filled with a frenzy of fun and eye catching sights as the pad lock to your imagination is opened!
As you approach the stall, the you see rows upon rows of fantabalistic packs. In these packs are tiny three milligram pills
that you swallow to enable you to change age and a watch with a knob on it that you twist to select you desired age. The stall is plastered with posters all neon like the northern lights.They describe that you will only be able to change your age for a two year period maximum but you can change again even before the two year period ends, if you wish .These posters are definatley not plain.

You are luckily second is the queue you turn around to see an emmense line of inventors and members of the public being cared for by pastel coloured unicorns.Manning the stall is the creator mr Bleuffe and his co owner and demonstrator Claudia.

Then the most incredible thing happened, after turning the knob to twenty one and swallowing the pill, Claudia starts to shiver and shake like a jelly. She is 21! Back in the 70's ( when she was actually 21) mini skirts were popular so she is now clad in a neon pink mini skirt, orange high heels,, a yellow top and large Afro! It had truly worked ! Then, a crowd starts to gather around the tent, all in awe of what just happened. Everyone throws money onto the rickety mahogany table wanting this incredible invention .

In all the noise and cufuffle, Mrs Reynolds has swallowed a pill and has forgotten to turn the dial, which is automatically set at zero. As quick as a flash, Mrs Reynolds is quivering like a pot of slime. Then you run and hide behind a pink pastel unicorn for safety. Just as you dive behind it. . . . . Bang! Mrs Reynolds is not even a year old.. You try and act cool and think it's best to leave. As you walk to the next stall, you look back at tiny weeny Mrs Reynolds crying under a blue unicorn.

Before you move on, make a mark in your voting slip.
Go to the pink brolly
Chapter seven

Be quiet button

As you approach the stall you can see lots of neon posters everywhere you walk. By one of the stalls you can see fumes of smoke and silly people who are setting who are setting fire to cans and watching them jump away . You also smell the wonderful smell of roasted chesnuts. In a blink of a eye,you can hear the the piercing sounds of the drill of torture.
An soon as you spot the stall you were looking for,you see a tiny red button on the table.a little girl and her father were waiting for you to push it and then the little girl with the unsure smile says to her father " look father our first customer of the day" then she cackles wickedly. Then her father whispers something to her, they both look like criminals in their black clothes.
Someone says "look a kestrel"
Then you push the button and then the most amazing thing in the world happened. Everything fell silent but you don't so you sing your favourite POP song over and over again. Then you realise you cannot talk, you think it is temporary but it isn't then you explore ! The next day you wake up thinking why did I press that button?
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.
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