A walkodile is like a crocodile. Both are long, green and flexible with short legs. But the reptile isn't made of brightly coloured polypropylene. Nor does it have six sets of teeth.
Designed by Scottish teacher Elaine Stephen to keep kids safe near traffic, the walkodile is a flexible spine to which six children can be securely clipped.
The children wear high-visibility harnesses and hold onto a handle. At their destination, the teacher unclips them, but leaves their harnesses on for visibility in the great outdoors. When activities are over, the children are clipped back in again for the wiggly walk back to school.
See walkodile at www.walkodile. commovie.htm and see it in action at the Scottish Learning Festival: Stand C45