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Virginia students ditch the bus and lace up their sneakers on the way to school

Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 14:32:13-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - More than 270 schools across Virginia took part in International Walk to School Day. Locally, more than 30 events were held.

Walk to School Day began 18 years ago as a way to promote walker-friendly communities and encourage children to get more exercise throughout the day. students who get physical activity regularly improve their test scores and grades, according to a 2010 CDC study.

CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns and photojournalist Bria White attended the Walk to School event at the Academy at Virginia Randolph.  Watch their report above.