HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Students in Hampton walked out of class in the middle of the day, but it was for a good reason.

This was the Peace Rally at Hampton High School held on Friday. Students gave speeches about the importance of the International Day of Peace. The band and chorus performed.

Students also planted peace pinwheels that they created around the school's "Freddy the Crab" plaque.

The school has celebrated Peace Week events since Monday.