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National Trust Install Classroom Arc for Outdoor Learning

The National Trust, New Forest site have now completed the installation of their first Classroom Arc.

The Arc provides the only permanent shelter in an otherwise exposed heathland site. It will be used for class room study, be decorated with Foxbury interpretation (wildlife, management work etc.) shelter during wet/windy weather for our events programme and a place for our volunteers/staff to have a break in the winter months.

Why an Arc? The team chose the Classroom Arc because of its rustic and attractive appearance, which complemented the
surrounding woodland it sits in at the Foxbury site. Jacob White, Community Range for the National Trust said: “We chose the Arc for three main reasons: Firstly, the aesthetics of the building fit perfectly into the
surrounding woodland, with wooden facing and a natural looking shape to the building – the Arc also mimics the shape of the dens children can build nearby. Secondly, the bespoke nature of the build means that the Arc could be made t…