Go Green

At UK School Trips we have a conscience and that conscience means we also want to spend our time engaging you in all the little things that can make a major difference.

GET GREEN TODAY!

At UK School Trips we have a conscience and that conscience means we also want to spend our time engaging you in all the little things that can make a major difference.

Going Green. We all need to do it and one thing that can really be pushed inside the classroom is helping children understand the importance of leading a more ecologically aware lifestyle. You may even learn a thing or two yourself! Do we really want the next generation to be a product of our negligence? I?m pretty sure that your answer is no!

It’s such a contentious issue and it?s presence in society today has left us all a bit flummoxed as to what is the best thing to do?it just seems to be soooo complicated. Everyday we hear of a new way we can ‘help the planet’ and all you people who like us have a conscience are doing your best to play your part.

It doesn?t have to be such a chore though and if everyone makes a little effort you?d be surprised how much difference it will make.

This page is dedicated to you and the environment you live in, so we?ve really gone out there to think of some simple yet very effective ways in which you can continue to reduce your Carbon Footprint and help steer the way to a greener UK.

The list is endless but we?re pretty sure that you?ve got some fantastic ideas to add and we really want this page to be as useful as possible so would love you to contact us with any new ideas or stories of success so we can make sure that everyone benefits.

SO HERE WE GO…………….

Discourage leaflets, magazines and bulky directories, all schools have access to the internet and everything you need can be found with the click of a button. In fact the very fact that you are internet right now means you are alreay doing a little bit to help our planet.

Many children live within walking distance of their school, parents or supervisors should, when possible try and take a little time out and make that walk at least a few times per week.

No one wants to do more driving than they have to!! Why not find out if any of your fellow teachers live in the same area and share lifts throughout the week?

We’re all responsible for doing it, but really try to switch off all the lights when you leave a room.

It is no more costly to use energy saving light bulbs and it can make a massive difference.

Schools are generally big places and warmth will travel from room to room so keep the cold air at bay by shutting doors to the exterior, it means you can keep heating off in the summer or as low as possible in the colder months.

If you?re not using a room for some amount of time there is absolutely no point heating it.

Keep hot equipment like photocopiers away from air vents, it?s an invisible hazard and taking action can help to improve air quality.

Try to only put as much water in the kettle as really required and only boil it as and when you need it. This can cause large savings on electricity.

Did you know that on average each person uses over 200 kilograms of paper per year? (http://www.direct.gov.uk, Being Greener at School, 8th June 2007)
Schools do a huge amount of printing, causing a phenomenal amount of wastage. Think twice before printing, can your documents be shared or read off a laptop?

To raise students awareness there must be physical engagement. Allow them to visualize how much impact their efforts can have. Teach lessons on recycling. Do they understand which items are recyclable? Are they aware of alternative energy sources?

Many schools these days have a garden where children are encouraged to understand the importance of sustainability. Add a little extra by making a compost heap and teach the children what it does.

Be energy efficient, try not to leave items such as TV?s and DVD?s on standby and when you?re not using your PC don?t forget to turn it off.

This should get you on your way. Don’t forget to write in with any new ideas and personal success stories!

Go Green with Eco and Environmental School Trips

English Heritage East Midlands

English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and

Cote Ghyll Mill YHA, Osmotherley

Cote Ghyll Mill is a group accommodation in a converted linen Mill, in the countryside of the North York Moors National Park. For the perfect

Conway Centres – Burwardsley

At The Burwardsley Conway Centre, there is a replica Iron Age Roundhouse. Here, pupils can learn about the culture, art, and farming from this fascinating

Embers Bushcraft Residential Trips Hampshire

Embers Bushcraft Residential Experiences Hampshire, focus on discovering & nurturing the leadership potential & qualities of school students. Focusing on personal development, bushcraft, team building,

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Here at Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, your class will experience unique learning sessions where students can study all areas of the curriculum, whether its biological sciences

Conway Centres – Tattenhall

The Tattenhall Conway Centre provides educational groups with Residential School Trip experiences that are not only focussed on the Arts but also on Outdoor Adventure.

Butser Ancient Farm Hampshire

Butser Ancient Farm is a world leading museum for experimental archaeology education, bringing the past to life through hands on reconstructions of prehistoric, Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon

Rock UK Frontier Centre

Rock UK Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire is an outdoor adventure centre and is passionate about developing young students by bringing adventure into learning in the

YHA Day Stay Activities

YHA Day Stays are national curriculum-linked day activities and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your educational group. They will be led

iSurf Watersports Isle of Wight

iSurf Watersports Isle of Wight is committed to encourage more young people to get involved in surf and SUP activities on the Isle of Wight.

Country Experiences Ltd Cumbria

We are a small independent provider based in the Lake district in Cumbria who specialize in providing: Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions, John Muir Awards (conservation),

Cliffe House Shepley Huddersfield

If you’re looking for an Outdoor School Trip experience, then Cliffe House is the place for you! The natural surroundings and highly experienced staff make

We The Curious Science Centre

Bristol’s science centre is all about asking questions and testing things out, with two floors full of interactive exhibits, new experience Project What If and

Battersea Park Childrens Zoo London

Our guided tours teach children in an educational but fun way about animals and birds. We cover habitats, baby animals, colours, caring for animals, eating

English Heritage East of England

We aim to promote a greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups FREE ENTRY to 400 + venues, along with

Willows Activity Farm St Albans

Willows Activity Farm Hertfordshire offers curriculum-linked activities for Early Years Learning to KS1. Pupils will discover farmyard animals, enjoy endless fun activities through demonstrations, interactive

Woodrow High House Amersham Buckinghamshire Day

Woodrow High House is London Youth’s outdoor education centre in Buckinghamshire, providing bespoke activity programmes dependent on the objectives of your visit. Visitors include primary, secondary,

RSPB Fairhaven Lake Lancashire

Situated on the edge of Fairhaven Lake, RSPB Fairhaven provides your school trip or educational group with a fun, interactive hands-on learning experience for students

English Heritage South West

English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and

High Ropes & Lasergaming Oxford

Our programmes incorporate Lasergaming, Oxfordshire’s ONLY High Ropes Tree-Top adventure Course, Tree climbing, Crate Stacking, orienteering, team challenges, team task stations and much more.

Learning at Epping Forest

Here at Epping Forest, students will have the opportunity to learn, explore and have fun in an exciting environment outside of the classroom. We create

Cuffley Camp An Active Learning Centre

A Residential School Trip at Cuffley Camp will include superb accommodation, adventurous activities, and a dedicated refectory providing educational groups with an excellent range of

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Bristol

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Somerset offers students everything they need for an educational, fun-packed, school trip. With over 100 different animal species (from chickens

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary & Nature Centre

Our Educational Visits for schools and youth groups provide a tailor-made experience, making the most of our owl sanctuary and nature centre with various collections

RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve

With teaching ponds, minibeast meadows and a range of habitats, RSPB Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve delivers unforgettable educational experiences that will leave students with a

Mendip Activity Centre Somerset

Mendip Activity Centre Somerset is an outstanding outdoor activity centre in a wonderful countryside setting, offering exciting, fun filled school enrichment and team building activity

Cogges Manor Farm

Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, Oxfordshire provides 1000 years of History perfect for educational historical learning. The site appears in the Domesday Book of 1086

Conway Centres – Delamere

Conway Centres – Delamere is located in the heart of Delamere Forest. The Forest environment allows for activities such as orienteering, den building, survival skills,

RSPB Fairburn Ings

With pond dipping platforms, a visitor centre, a boardwalk and much much more, RSPB Fairburn Ings makes for an immersive and stimulating school trip experience.

Wild Pines Park Lincolnshire

Wild Pines Park activity centre Lincolnshire is situated in a 9-acre woodland in Market Rasen, programmes are designed for your school’s needs. Outdoor pursuits for

English Heritage South East

English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and

Little House of Science

Our workshops are designed to make science fun and exciting for children and help contribute to their understanding of how nature and the world around

Pooles Cavern and Country Park

Discover the largest stalactite and stalagmite in the Peak District and learn how water has eroded this vast series of chambers over millions of years,

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking scenery while on an educational experience with students of all ages. Explore, learn

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Berkshire

We offer bespoke Curriculum based LEGO Workshops for ages 3-11. Lead by our fully trained Education Team, we cover topics such as Robotics, Underwater Creatures,

RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

Conwy Nature Reserve is an exciting outdoor school trip destination, where students can carry out investigative fieldwork, take part in experience led programmes and discover

Conway Centres – Anglesey

The Conway Centre Anglesey is ideally located within 169 acres of National Trust Parkland, providing educational groups with immersive School Residential experiences in the wild

Lost Earth Adventures Yorkshire

We’re experienced outdoor education specialists, providing residential and day trip activities to a huge range of intrepid student adventurers, from small to large schools and

Adventure Bristol Activity Centre

Adventure Bristol offers an exciting array of activities for schools & colleges. Think team games, climbing wall, archery & flintstone cars to name a few!

Nenthead Mines & Heritage Centre

An interactive museum dedicated to the story of the mineral mining past of the North Pennines. Launch on a voyage of learning about the people,

Port Lympne Safari Park Kent

Port Lympne Safari Park Kent is the biggest animal wildlife reserve and breeding sanctuary. Your students will experience enrichment learning covering topics and issues relating

Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre

Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre is one of the Midlands most popular Outdoor Activity & Education Centres, specialising in day trips for groups of 2-200 students

West Midland Safari Park School Trip

West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park Bewdley offers curriculum-linked hands-on activities in a purpose-built Safari Academy for schools. The education team has 40 years’ experience

Crealy Theme Park & Resort Devon

Crealy Theme Park & Resort Devon welcome schools and educational groups with over 60 rides and attractions, with outdoor rides, play parks, indoor rides &

Lost Earth Adventures Peak District

We’re experienced outdoor education specialists, providing residential and day trip activities to a huge range of intrepid student adventurers, from small to large schools and

Bristol Aquarium

Here at Bristol Aquarium, School Students have the opportunity to embark on an underwater adventure, where they can discover thousands of aquatic creatures as well

Godstone Farm Surrey

At Godstone Farm, students have the chance to interact with over 500 animals and enjoy the extensive outdoor play areas. This is the perfect school

English Heritage Greater London

Iron Age Settlements, Roman Forts, Medieval Abbeys, Tudor Castles, Victorian Mansions and Gardens, and even World War Fortresses – you name it, our exceptional, out-of-the-classroom

The World Outside Bodenham Arboretum

Offering curriculum linked activities on a working farm with in the beautiful surroundings of Bodenham Arboretum. All key stages catered for with experiential learning, developing inquisitive &

English Heritage North West

English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and

RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve

The RSPB Rye Meads Nature Reserve offers wonderful school trips where students can enjoy the outdoors while also engaging in science and geography. All our

Tackt-Isle Adventures Isle of Wight

If your class is looking for an action-packed adventure, with stunning views and exhilarating activities, then look no further! Tackt-Isle Adventures provides wonderful School Trips,

Stratford Butterfly Farm Warwickshire

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to learn about tropical rainforest environments and the plants and animals that live

Kingswood Staffordshire Activity Centre

Purpose-built for school groups, students benefit from first-class study and adventure facilities in an idyllic location overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee

English Heritage West Midlands

English Heritage should be applauded for their development of the Discovery Visit, which interprets the story of a site, giving a sense of time and

Explorer Dome Hands-On Science Shows

Explorer Dome brings science to life with engaging workshops that cover aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science. These workshops are specifically designed to

Woburn Safari Park

Exciting & educational day for children of all ages, with over 1000 wild animals in over 300 acres of beautiful parkland; you’ll get an unparalleled close

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall is where history, science, geography & a variety of other subjects come to life. It’s perfect for schools & educational groups wanting to

Fairytale Farm Visitor Attraction Oxfordshire

Fairytale Farms provides Primary School Students with an outdoor learning wonderland experience, where they can enjoy magical fairytales, farm animals, adventure play, waterplay, activity panels,

Tapnell Farm Adventures Isle of Wight

Tapnell Farm Adventure Activity Centre is home to award-winning outdoor adventure activities and attractions including Target Sports the Island’s only Aqua Park Isle of wight

Lullingstone Roman Villa

One of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain. It is home to some outstanding mosaics and an extensive range of collections and

New Forest Activities

Situated in the heart of Hampshire, New Forest Activities makes the perfect base for a school residential trip full of adventure. Spacious tents can host

New Forest Wildlife Park Southampton

Based in the New Forest (National Park), you will find Europe’s largest collection of otters, owls, deer, badgers, lynx, mink, polecats, foxes, Scottish wildcats, pine

The Raptor Foundation

The Raptor Foundation is a Bird of Prey conservation & education centre with 25 years of experience. The centre is open to the public &

Hautbois Activity Centre Norfolk

By visiting Hautbois Activity Centre you can put some fun into the National Curriculum – all our activities encourage healthy living and help make exercise

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve offers a hands-on school trip experience where students can explore various habitats and investigate a variety of animals, from birdlife

Rock UK Carroty Wood

Experience a taste of adventure with over 20 challenging outdoor activities at Carroty Wood in Kent which offers loads of fun -from canoeing to a

Hastings Aquarium East Sussex

School trips to Hastings Aquarium are an incredible underwater journey for all your pupils. Hastings Aquarium welcomes schools and groups of all shapes and sizes

Lakeside YMCA Windermere

Lakeside YMCA is hidden within 100 acres of private woodland along the south western shores of Lake Windermere. It is one of the largest outdoor

Howletts Wild Animal Park Kent

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s wildlife and animal park, houses some of the world’s most endangered animals. A school trip here in Kent with your

Big Green Adventures

At Big Green Adventures in Cornwall, students can take part in adventurous water-sports such as surfing, bodyboarding & paddleboarding in a stunning location, whilst at

Knowsley Safari Park Prescot Merseyside

Knowsley Safari Park offers interactive school trip tours, where students can experience animals from all over the world and learn about their environment and conservation

Wellington Country Park Berkshire

With a miniature railway, various farm animals, an adventure playground, and even a pirate ship, Wellington Country Park offers the perfect School Trip destination for

Carlisle Castle Cumbria

An impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history – excellent for Medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics. Carlisle Castle provides students with a sense

The Hive Environmental Centre Essex

The Hive Environmental Centre provides students of all ages with environmental education interlinked to the National Curriculum to support classroom-based learning through practical real-word outdoor

Science Museum London

A trip to the Science Museum will enhance your classroom teaching and bring to life the science, technology, engineering, and maths that has shaped our

RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

Inspire your class with a school trip to the fabulous RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve! Here, the safe and engaging environment will allow your students

RSPB Loch Leven Scotland

RSPB Loch Leven is the perfect school trip experience for any classes looking to discover nature in great detail. From birdwatching hides to wetland habitats,

English Heritage Yorkshire

We aim to promote a greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups FREE ENTRY to 400 + venues, along with

Willowgate Activity Centre Perth Scotland

Willowgate Activity Centre provides a flexible engaging, safe learning environment with programmes curriculum linked for students to experience, including a diverse range of year-round activities

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme London

Hampstead Heath Schools Programme offers exciting school trips, where students have the chance to discover a natural environment and various different organisms, while still remaining

English Heritage North East

We aim to promote a greater understanding & enjoyment of the historic environment. We offer learning groups FREE ENTRY to 400 + venues, along with

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