JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Students at McWillie Elementary celebrated International Walk to School Day with a unity walk.
More than 375 students walked from McWillie Circle to Edgewood Terrance with their parents, teachers, and community leaders.
School officials said International Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling. It also emphasizes the importance increasing physical activity among children.
Several other metro area schools held events for International Walk to School Day.