07/11/2011 04:43 GMT | Updated 06/01/2012 05:12 GMT

Green Schools Revolution: Thousands Of Pupils Take Part In UK's Biggest School Trip

Thousands of pupils will take part in the UK's biggest school trip this week to learn about green issues.

Around 7,000 youngsters are due to visit one of 11 different places, including the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London, the Eden Project in Cornwall and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

At each venue, pupils will take part in a Green Schools Revolution lesson designed to teach them about environmental issues, such as climbing to the top of a wind turbine and exploring the importance of plants.

The trips have been organised by the Co-operative as part of its Green Schools Revolution programme.

According to research by the Co-op, 92% of seven to 14-year-olds want to learn more about green issues, with 87% of parents saying they want their child to learn about them.

Michael Fairclough, head of community and campaigns for the Co-op, said: "We are lucky that our youngsters have such a tremendous appetite to learn more about green issues.

"Green Schools Revolution Live! will be the UK's biggest ever school trip, giving school children from all four corners of the UK the opportunity to visit their nearest science and discovery centre for an inspirational school visit that will ensure the next generation are better equipped for the challenge of building a more sustainable world."