We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.
Once a place of higher learning, Croydon TAFE College closed in 2014. The college provided education to students in subjects such as photography, design, child care and automotive studies. This college became a casualty to the State Government’s grand plan for bigger campuses with closer ties to related industries. The courses offered were divided up among other campuses – meaning students either traveled for their chosen field of study or dropped out altogether. Your tax dollar at work.
A professors desktop adorned with the trophies and trinkets of yesterday. Student records piled into a workshop corner. Endless corridors and empty classrooms. The majority of contents were either auctioned off, stolen or vandalised. There’s always something special about being alone in a space which once buzzed with the energy of thousands of people. That strange sense that perhaps this is what a post-apocalyptic world would feel like.
The majority of the site is now demolished. I am yet to ascertain what the future land use will be.