Or, why we had to invent a name for a group of children walking to school with one or more adults.

The simple act of walking to school can add much needed exercise into a child's daily routine, but far fewer kids walk to school than they once did. Every October, International Walk to School Day gives children, parents, teachers and community leaders an opportunity to rally around the concept. And one idea that came out of the event has since been adopted by schools on a regular basis: the walking school bus. In this short film from City Walk, we take a closer look.

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