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Samphire Hoe Education Shelter

SamphireHoeOpeningThe education shelter is an exciting new addition to Samphire Hoe and is a central component of Up on the Downs’ engagement and education activities. This unique building, with its recycled railway sleeper wall and spruce cladding,  not only provides a space for visitors to escape from the often wild weather at the Hoe but a place where people can learn about and participate in the local area’s rich landscapes, wildlife and history.

Through a series of changing exhibitions and displays the shelter tells the story of the Up on the Downs area and encourages people to get involved and get up on the downs. The addition of the education shelter makes Samphire Hoe the ideal place for schools to visit to learn about their local environment – it is a key part of Up on the Downs’s school engagement programme, Schools Out.

To find out more about the education shelter and how to hire the building, please contact Paul Holt

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The construction phase

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