Schools move class trips closer to home as eco-conscious pupils try to lower their carbon footprint, leading headteacher says

Eco-conscious pupils are calling for trips to be held closer to school to reduce their carbon footprint, a leading head has said, The Independent is reporting.

Jane Prescott, headteacher of £14,400-a-year Portsmouth High School, said youngsters could start shunning school excursions altogether in a bid to protect the environment.

Portsmouth High School has swapped London theatre trips for local shows, and groups are now more likely to walk to nearby museums than use the bus after students called for change.

“One of the problems for schools now is looking at their carbon footprint, looking at that green agenda, “ Ms Prescott said. “How can they be sending children all over the world if they’re going to want to be offsetting their carbon footprint?”

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