Willowbrook Middle School students walk to learn about clean water

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SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) -- Clean water isn't readily available for everyone in the world, and one activity helped Stateline middle schools students recognize that.

Willowbrook Middle School students learned about the importance of clean water with the "WE Walk for Water" organization, which acknowledges the struggle women and children face daily for clean water.

After walking around 3-5 miles to collect water that's not safe to consume, students had the chance to learn about these burdens all while helping those struggling.

"For one complete hour, they are walking the building trying to build awareness a little bit," said Willowbrook Middle School teacher Kelli Houghton. "If they wish, they can stop and do three simulation activities."

For more information on "WE Walk for Water," click here​.