29 October 2013
Harlequin launches Hi-Viz Kids - a child safety initiative!
So… did you tune into the Today Show on Channel 9 yesterday morning for the big reveal of Harlequin’s amazing new initiative?
And if you missed it… Drum roll please!!!!!
Harlequin was at Parklea Public School yesterday morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed and super excited to FINALLY be able to reveal a very special safety initiative for kindergarten kids. It’s a project that is very important to us and close to our hearts.
Every year, 2000 school-aged children are involved in road accidents in NSW alone. We take kids and their safety very seriously and want to help keep them safe on their way to and from school.
All our roadwork crews, postal workers, construction workers, emergency crews, school playground attendants and, not least of all, our well loved school ‘lollypop’ men and woman, have to wear high visibility clothing.
Yet we still continue to send the most valuable of all – our kindergarten children – out into the road system to school every day, with the overwhelming majority wearing dark coloured school uniforms and backpacks.
Surely there’s something we can do, I hear you ask!?
We want to increase the visibility of our children in and out of the 40kph school zones, in turn improving their safety and building a culture of road safety awareness.
And how will we do this? ... by making our kids Hi-Viz Kids!
What’s the one item our children wear every day to and from school? A school backpack! So we’re transforming this already established everyday item into a piece of safety equipment by providing students with a FREE high visibility, high quality, fluoro, ergonomic school backpack.
The Premier of NSW, Barry O’Farrell, on behalf of Harlequin and our project partners Transfield Services and Transport NSW, announced yesterday morning that we are embarking on this exciting new child safety program, Hi-Viz Kids.
Valued at over $260,000, the seed program will provide 5,400 high visibility ergonomic school backpacks to kindergarten students in over 80 identified public schools within a geographically targeted area of Western Sydney – one of Australia’s region’s with the highest crash history. The Harlequin school backpacks will be provided at no cost to students, schools or parents, to improve youth safety when traveling on public roads to and from school.
We know you’re going to want one for your child too!
So, we have a special offer for our blog readers right now, giving you an amazing 15% OFF our entire Hi-Viz Kids™ range! There are several backpacks and bags to choose from in our Hi-Viz range – the Hi-Viz Kindy Tuff-Pack®, the Hi-Viz Ergo Tuff-Pack®, the Hi-Viz Safety Library Bag® and the Hi-Viz Excursion Bag®
Use the following code at the checkout to receive your 15% OFF: hivizkids15
We also have a special offer for our SCHOOLS right now, giving you a whopping 22% OFF our Hi-Viz Safety Library Bags® and the Hi-Viz Excursion Bag® as well as FREE printing.
But hurry – this offer ends on November 8th 2013 so call our friendly Harley’s Angels for more details now on 9316 6444* or email firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. A percentage of profits from every bag sold will also be donated to Save The Children Australia!
Together, let’s make our kids Hi-Viz Kids and help keep them safe!!
Scroll downwards for more pictures from the event!
Is your child one of the lucky ones to receive a Hi-Viz Kindy Tuff-Pack®? Let us know what you think in our comments below! Post in our comments section below, because we’d love to hear your thoughts… on anything! Also, don't forget to subscribe to our blog on the left hand side for your weekly updates!
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* To qualify for free printing, please email your logo in a ‘vector created eps’ attachment to: email@example.com by latest 9 November 2013.