Beware…a lot of photos 🙂
On August 17, we celebrated our Independence Day. Unlike some countries who celebrate it by using fireworks…we Indonesian celebrate it with a fun tournament.
I have shared about what we used to call as Tujuh Belas Agustusan (Seventeen August Thningy) three years ago> here. For the past three years, August 17 fell on Ramadhan month where most muslims are fasting, so there weren’t many tournaments held. This year, August 17 is no longer on Ramdhan month. My school held two tournaments, one for teacher (last week) and one for students ( this week’s Tuesday)
This kind of tournament is always fun, we shout together, we cheer our friend, we laugh at funny things that happen, and most of all…we bond as one, we are a team.
Here are a glimpse of the fun on my school during our celebration of Independence Day.
Here are the students 🙂
There are more games I couldn’t take picture of because I was quite busy. I was one of the committees.
The games were:
For Pre-K and Kindergarten: Take one flag at a time and put it in a bottle; Bring a marble on a spoon (special spoon for little kids), and arranging wooden block as tall as possible.
For lower elementary: Bring a marble on a spoon (normal spoon), Putting a pencil inside a bottle (the pencil is strapped behind their back), eating kerupuk (Indonesian cracker), Balap karung (racing in a sack)
For Grade 6 – Grade 8: Moving a glass of water using a kind of tablecloth, stabilizing a tennis ball with a pipe and rope (highly require cooperation); Flying carpet, Bakiak race (there’s a kind of sandal for four people, they have to walk together at the same time or they all will fall), Eating Kerupuk (Indonesian cracker), Tarik tambang (pulling a rope in group)
For Grade 9 – Grade 10: Moving a glass of water using a kind of tablecloth, stabilizing a tennis ball with a pipe and rope (highly require cooperation); Flying carpet, Eating Kerupuk (Indonesian cracker), Tarik tambang (pulling a rope in group)
The games were all fun and most of my students enjoyed the games. 17 Agustusan is NEVER about winning, it’s more about the fun…tho it would be extra fun to win 🙂
My class (I am their homeroom teacher) won 3 games \(^_^)/
That was a very tiring day but also very fun 🙂