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6.2 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.
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.
Walk along the bottom of the park parallel with the road to the next corner.
Chapter two

Super electrical door handle 9000

As you approach the stall you can see a giant tent with string hanging down from the doorframe,zig zag handles. But it also has a giant sign saying"SUPER ELECTRICAL DOOR HANDLE 9000" . The more you stare at the sign, the more you question what it is?, as you walk in the tent all you can see is a dim light so you went to walk out and the lights magically came on, you were so shocked that you had a tear in your eye all you could see was glitter, chairs made of jelly, haribo rings all around and loads of lollipops and boxes.

Then the most incredible thing happened miss perfect opened a box and out came a creepy kitten, and then the man of her dreams walked in he was all she ever wanted in one after that she fell to the floor in astonishment. "Yes reader I know what your thinking why is she being such a drama queen", when she finally woke up she said was I just dreaming, no dear replied Mr Electric when she got up off of the glittery floor she grabbed the door handle not knowing it was electric or if it was on and she fell to the floor once again. 2 hours later; she was siting in a hospital bed with hair like a lions mane devouring a hot chocolate fudge cake as if she had never eaten before.

Minuites later miss perfect is chocking on the cake and was rushed into resuss they put lots of Needles in her arms and connected her to a machine. If only she never had the cake,if only mr electric never astonished her, if only we weren't in the hospital, then miss perfect never would of chocked , later that day she woke up and said to the doctors "thank you for keeping me alive with along with your Suburb team of Doctors" the doctor blushed "no problem, anything to keep you alive and just so you know you have to stay in over night so we can monitor you" but, the question is did miss perfect make it out??

Before you leave make a note on your voting slip
Go to the big kids swings.
Chapter three


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 to the central bed.
Chapter four

Toffee Apple Machine

The very first stall has a wide banner with the words ‘The Incredible Professor Peach' and underneath these it says ‘The one and only - Worm Whisperer' so you move on by without stopping!

The next stall has orange billowing flags shading what appear to be several soil filled fish tanks. But inside are thousands of bugs, and a technician is scooping up ladleful's which he is feeding into a brass funnel on a machine which looks like an iron radiator. The on looking crowd is drawn in as he slams the ladle down dinner lady style and the apparatus begins its work. The sign behind says simply ‘Sweet Sensations' followed by a little tag line of, ‘you won't believe how good they taste'.

Valves hiss and thrum as internal mechanisms process the live worms, first a hideous grinding noise, then a clanking, followed by a thunk sound where all the gauges momentarily throw themselves into the red zone and the eager crowd (including the technician) all take a quick step back. Then a fresh apple drops into the machine and seconds later a gentle ping sounds, a flap opens and along a conveyor belt appears a perfect toffee apple.

The technician then lifts it, turns it in the sun light and marvels at this extraordinary feat before passing it to a waiting child who tentatively takes a lick! The crowd gasps for a second waiting for the child's response, but it's obviously good as she smiles and takes a bite. Suddenly all the kids start jumping saying me, me, me, and the technician eagerly ladles more bugs into the contraption.

What do you think of the display, is it a winning machine? Write your review up quickly now before he gives you a toffee apple!
Walk up the path away from the central bed and entrance where we started. This will take you to the top right corner, but don't go as far as the skate park.
Chapter five

The robot machine

As you approach the stall you see bright lights flashing and music playing, Robots
dancing and singing as they are cleaning the dishes. Tommy Boo shouts to the crowd "roll up, roll up." The happy and joyful crowds rush towards the stall amazed at the robots they can see. Tommy Boo asks the crowd "can you see these robots? They are amazing, they clean your dishes, wash your hair, cut your toenails and more importantly they can shave your face."
The crowd were amazed at the robots and their mouths dropped to the floor in amazement. The smell of chocolate cake wafted under their nose as they were staring at the crazy robots. Then the most incredible thing happened, the robots started to talk. The crowd went mad they were so shocked. But then the robots growled like a lion and chased the crowds away from the stall.

Would you buy a robot or do you think they they are too scary?
Go to the central bed and then take the first path on your right, follow this to the cherry trees.
Chapter six

The invisible

As you approach the stall you will see In front of you a glittery table covered with flags and sparkling all around. Music starts playing and things go dark except for the sparkling table that is glittering in the spot light.
Then the most incredible thing happened, glitter starts to fall from the sky. Suddenly you get sucked near the table the smell of flowers passes by just before you become invisible. Now able to look inside a treasure chest full of gold and diamonds. Looking at all the sparkling things in the chest you cannot help but wonder if and when you are going to be able to exit being invisible and in the chest. There seems to be no way out and all of a sudden you are in a maze, walking and wondering which way to go next then Mrs Scott appears and guides you to the exit which is lit up with sparkling lights.

Would you risk going near the sparkling stall and getting sucked in???
Go to the early years play equipment.
Chapter seven

The Tea Bot

As you approach the stall you will see a flag and the creation is called the. Tea Pot
As you go in there the bot will offer to make you tea or coffee and if you want a snack
Then the most incredible thing happened . the tea bot as you went to pick up the coffee
BANG!!!!!! The tea bot Brock but was still working it was a hit. o no people are leaving
I've got to think of something I now my copy of it coffee eny won or some crisps roll up roll up get your tea bot half price. Get one you all like tea and coffee and crisps a young boy came up can I have one yes what colour blue please I'm going to give you a fold up one when you press red button it fold up into a small box so you can store it easy in a cabbernet in the kitchen and why your out it will clean your house

vote on the slip.
Go back to where our story 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.