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6.1 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.

Approach the memorial park from Bush Street near Pembroke Dock School.
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 security safe, soon to be available throughout the land (patent pending), its super light construction unlike those cumbersome iron boxes in banks. But best of all it is designed to lock away all your most valuable possessions inside a surprising quirk of space; time itself! It's the craziest thing, seeing your precious stuff just vanish into thin air and then be extracted once more. 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 and mum were 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 central flower bed, but continue straight past it to get to the top right corner.
Chapter two

Super knowledge hat

As you approach the stall you see hundreds of different coloured leather hats hung on the wall by little plastic hooks. Many people crowded around the stall trying on the hats.

Mr neat tries on one of the hats and suddenly knows how computers work.

The super knowledge hat exploded and all of a sudden everyone went to a desaster.
Go back to the central flower bed then take the first path on your right to the Cherry tree.
Chapter three

Brain swap experience

As you approach the stall you find lots of metal cages and you get forced to go in by a professor called mr loopy "hey you come into this cage and brain swap. 30 minutes and you'll be something different." You undo the padlock and walk into the cage and you notice you end up in a strange corridor with a loud chimpanzee.

Then the most incredible thing happened you and the chimp are in the same room and are made to consume the anysthetic to be put to sleep. Suddenly you wake up from the sleep and take a few minutes to come round. When you are fully awake you find that the chimp is in a bed like a human and you are swinging on the ropes and twigs that the chimp was on first. You are screaming and yelling OOH OOH AAH AAH!!!!!!

You leave with the human because you hear mr loopy calling you. Soon enough you realise that you have been there for 40 minutes so you run down the corridor and change the electrics. You now look like a human but you have lots of hair so now you can never wear short t shirts and shorts ever again. You end up sewing mr loopy and he is never at the invention fair again.
Check with your group on the on the voting slip to see if this was good point and bad point.
Go back to the central bed.
Chapter four


As you approach the stall the Inventor McMichael, who has a bold head, sits behind a dark oak table, you notice an interesting drawing of a meteor with an enormous crevasse curveing over the top. The inventor says 'would you like to buy a tranwatch?' in confusion you ask ' what is a tranwatch? ' Inventor McMichael answers almost immediately ' the tranwatch is a device that can change you into anything or anyone you want, ' on that note you reply 'one tranwatch please, ' as you place your money on the stall. You then try on your brand new silver watch on.

Then the most incredible thing happened you set the watch to Mr Fajelly, your English teacher he also has little things that look like clouds on his shoulders. You then clicked a button that said 'start transform' and for the next 10 second you feel weird and have a terrible stomach ache, but after that Inventor McMichael passes you a mirror, and incredibly you look like Mr Fajelly.

Just then some of your classmates gather to ask 'Mr Fajelly' some questions on English you then say 'Sorry students I'm running late,' you then run behind a bush and change back into yourself.
Go down to the bottom corner with the bench by the road.
Chapter five

Hypno glasses

As you approach the stall the man behind the stall is putting on some glasses and walkers up to a child and his friends and says"what would you like to act out as" the said in confusment"what do you mean" "what would you like to be right now" "oh a police officer" "ok then".Then the man Jim the inventor hypno tieses him and says happily "when I say hypno you will be like a police officer.

Then the most incredible thing happened the boy met a man called mr fajelley a said come with me there's this gay called Jim come on I'll show you then Jim hypno tieses them both and there both acting like a police officer and Jim the inventor sat down and watch them both act as a police officer.

Suddenly mr fajelley and the boy Luke were getting hurt because there doing something they shouldn't so Jim the inventor quickly turned them back and ran away.

Please plas your vote before you move on.
Go to the early years play equipment.
Chapter six

The Camo Cloak

As you approach You can see the canopy black with white spots.At the side of the stall hangs many clock,all shapes and sizes.In the Corner you can see a dog trying the clock.

The dog dissappears under the clock paw prins appear on n the stall along side a yellow paddle.

Then chewbacca takes the clock from tin tin . Tin tin run off though the fair.you chose after him.
Go to the big swings.
Chapter seven


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 we began at the entrance to the park.
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.