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Students participate in International Walk To School event in Charleston

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Nearly 200 students walked to school in Kanawha County on Wednesday morning as part of the International Walk to School Day.

Students and teachers from Piedmont Elementary in Charleston were among those who celebrated the event. "I think it's a wonderful day to emphasize many things that are important. By walking to school you have a clearer environment. By walking to school you get exercise that prepares your brain to learn, and developing a sense of community," said Kathi Reed, a teacher at Piedmont Elementary School.

The kids lined up about 8 a.m. and walked a little more than a mile from the former Watt Powell Park in Kanawha City to school. Many were walking with their parents. "It's great everyone's out together this morning. Everyone had a little bit of exercise. Now we are walking to school. It's a nice morning. It's perfect," said Bryan Cooper, a parent.

In addition to exercise, the students learned about how to navigate their routes to school safely when they're walking.