Walkodile ®

The Multi-award winning Walkodile® enables walks with young children to be managed more effectively by school staff, child minders or parents. The product reduces the risks associated with walking with groups of young children; preventing them from running off into the road or being separated from the group, and increasing their visibility to other road users. It also helps enable more outdoor education, and helps the teacher deliver better learning outside the classroom.

Walkodile® was developed in conjunction with Red Island Ltd. The Design Unit took the initial idea through the whole product development process from concept creation to defining manufacturing CAD data. This included extensive prototyping activities to ensure the product met stringent independent safety requirements.

In 2011 Elaine Stephen (Walkodile®'s inventor and Red Island director) was awarded an MBE for services to child safety.

"As soon as we started working with The Design Unit we knew we'd made the right choice. They were extremely thorough in terms of assessing our needs and delivered some very creative design options."    -   Elaine Stephen MBE