On Friday 24th August 2018, the children of Surabaya European School celebrated Indonesia’s Independence Day with fun games on the school’s field. The children from Montessori, Primary and Secondary keenly sang the national anthem to start proceedings. All children were seen actively participating and getting wet in the water balloon toss, jumping or running quickly in the sack race, munching rapidly in the kerupuk eating race and running with determined focus in the marble race. The morning finished with the ‘tug of war’ competitions, with all House Teams pulling furiously to put their team into the lead. The morning’s overall winner was the Sura House Team. All of the parents, children and teachers agreed that ‘participation’ and ‘fun’ were the main focuses of SES’s annual Independence Day Games.