Seriously, are Qld taxpayers paying for zombie apocalypse education?

This is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money and the State Library’s budget should be significantly cut and reallocated to a more deserving organisation if it thinks this is good value for money (Be very quiet, we’re dodging zombies):

Fighting in libraries is generally forbidden, but visitors to the State Library of Queensland this weekend will have to contend with an apocalyptic battle between a team of Bear Grylls styled survivalists and an undead horde.

Hired by staff at The Edge, the zombies and preppers will participate in a live, 36-hour-long battle for survival conceived as an educational alternate reality game.

The Edge acting executive manager Matthew Fallon explains the Zombie Climate Apocalypse was created earlier in the year as a means of challenging perceptions about learning and libraries.

This justification is crazy. Somehow I don’t think high school students need to be prepared to fight off zombie hoards when they’re heading down to the State Library to do some research for their Year 11 Modern History assignment. I hope State Library officials face some tough questions at the next budget estimates hearings.

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4 Responses to Seriously, are Qld taxpayers paying for zombie apocalypse education?

  1. Jen says:

    I would have to agree that it is a complete waste of money, since the zombie menace is unlikely to descend on the State Library in the foreseeable future. Who comes up with ideas? Whoever they are, I would prefer that they not have access to my tax dollars.

  2. AJ says:

    I attended this event, there was none of your tax dollars spent, The library was “hired” by a tertiary education institute (money was payed to the library for use of it’s facilities). Although it was quite an enjoyable event, each group had certain objectives to complete using the resources at the library, information needed to be found and used to complete each goal, the zombies trying to eat your brains at the same time, was just a way to make it fun. The event, and it’s theme does fit in with the subject that the students this event was created for are studying… Honestly, you just sound like one of those people who reads the first few lines of an article, and stats complaining about something they not only know nothing about, but are not effected by the subject in the slightest… My suggestion, stop being a troll, and get a life!

  3. Kel says:

    They can have my tax dollars if they need them. This was designed to create debate, engagement in learning, and get young people to go to A LIBRARY. Just because something is fun doesn’t mean it doesn’t have worth. Lordy you sound like one of those people who love to be outraged. Get with the times.

  4. Ned says:

    I am happy to pay for this. The zombie apocalypse is a certainty and it is not to be disregarded. It is not a matter of if but when and I don’t want to stand by watching thousands of “High School” students die because they haven’t had ample training to fight off the undead.

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