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Childcare and Parenting
Elaine Stephen, a primary school teacher and inventor of WALKODILE® the revolutionary child safety device announces her support for Road Safety Week 2006. As death on the road continues to be the biggest ‘accidental killer’ of children, this week of activity seeks to help educate and prevent future road fatalities. Elaine’s support is grounded in the safety benefits of her product, which aims to help save children’s lives throughout the UK. Last year saw 141 children killed on the road and 3,472 injured. Such high statistics emphasize that raising awareness of Road Safety Week is now more important than ever. A key component of the campaign is to encourage people to take more care when out walking and that’s the reason WALKODILE® is keen to lend its support. Elaine Stephen, said; “I believe that children should be able to walk in safety and that’s why I’m a strong advocate of Road Safety Week. Walks are important for children and their social development. What’s more, exercise and fresh air is crucial for their general health and fitness. I also believe that many children today aren’t benefiting from walking trips largely due to the danger of roads.” The core purpose of WALKODILE® is to increase the safety of children whilst out on walking trips. The innovative device provides a safe and sensible solution for walking with groups of children and is fun and easy to use. It keeps 3-7 year olds securely together, and makes them highly visible during the day and in the dark to other road users. Elaine continues; “As a primary school teacher I am more than familiar with the risks involved in walking with large groups of children near busy roads. I created WALKODILE® to combat this danger and to keep children safe out-with school or nursery grounds. The product allows children to enjoy out-doors and also brings peace of mind to teachers and childcare professionals. What’s more, it has added educational benefits by encouraging children to think about road safety and promoting teamwork”. Results from trials and demonstrations with childcare professionals have shown that staff welcomed using WALKODILE® for increased safety, ease of use and providing enhanced peace of mind. They also highlighted that children had fun using it and that parents wanted schools and nurseries to purchase the product. The product is available on order from www.walkodile.com and costs £199.00 + VAT for the first WALKODILE® and £99.00 + VAT for any extra units ordered at the same time.