The Quiet School by the Market Square Part IV

Next we found the teachers’ common room. Here they had removed almost nothing. All the stuff left behind was still there.

At this point we realized, that even a high school had been in the same building. The bunch of papers on the floor includes application instructions to universities, the Finnish army’s newspaper, a telephone catalogue and loads of other stuff.

I bet that the people who had left this mess behind had spent their decade-long careers complaining to pupils about the mess inside their school desks.

The teachers’ lockers. On the building history report of the school I read, that those had been original and built in the 30’s. They had lasted all these years.

Modern electronics never reached this school. They were still using overhead projectors and apparently slide projectors, too. These were from the art history lesson.

Those tapes look interesting. But what on earth was Microsoft Works? Everybody knows it doesn’t work 😉

Oh, it wasn’t that interesting at all. A 20 part series on historical Finnish authors. Poor pupils.

Now this surely was pure torture for everyone. All the matriculation examination listening exams on Swedish from 1985 to 1989. And some language teachers actually used these still in the mid 2000’s, when I was in high school.

Schools really didn’t have advanced technology in mid 2000’s. I remember our high school biology class getting the first video projector in 2007, and this school closed down in 2005. Floppy disks and cassettes were pretty outdated, though, even by my standards.

It seems some of the teachers didn’t even bother to pick up their mail in a while.

Now this is beautiful, sad and nostalgic at the same time. The remnants of the last coffee the teachers had back in 2005.

At the back of the teachers’ common room we return to normal. Most of the things have been taken away, some have just randomly been left.

In the back of the room were also the blueprints to the brand new school where the pupils and teachers were due to move.

Hamina is a strong city of Finnish baseball. But I never knew the school had their own baseball kits, too. When we had to play this, our own t-shirts were good enough.

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A Finnish Urban explorer & Photographer

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