Tugu Pahlawan monument as one of the legendary sites in Surabaya, became the next destination in this field trip season of Ivy School. The school group which consists of students from Grade 1 up to Grade 3 went to the Tugu Pahlawan monument on 4 May 2015. Although the trip was started with such a hard rain, but after waiting patiently, the rain was over replaced with a clear blue sky.
The group went up at 8.30 a.m. and arrived at the museum at 9.15 a.m. The guide welcomed us and brought us in to the site and we all savoured all the excitement inside. We saw many great things there. The height of Tugu Pahlawan is 41 meters. There were 2 main things in that area, park and the 10 November museum. On the entrance, we saw the great statue of Soekarno-Hatta. It stood firmly there looking us all who wanted to smell the scent of patriotism.
The architecture of 10 November Museum was undisputably unique. From the outside view the main building of it was pyramid-look alike which reminded us to the Louvre museum in Paris. Suits with its name, the museum contains of heroic memory and artifacts of the battle that remains from the 10 November warfare of the Arek-arek Suroboyo. The inside part of the museum was well-maintained and grandeur. In the middle we saw an artistic statue as the illustration of the 10 November warfare. Great dioramas and historical relics were seen by the students on the second floor. They were so enthusiastic keeping up the guide’s explanation. The trip was ended-up with the movie of Bung Tomo’s military movement in the 10 November warfare.
Visiting the Tugu Pahlawan monument was an interesting experience for everyone. Students might learn about history on the spot and they will also reflect & appreciate of how the country was fought for by the warriors.
Written and reported by:
(Field Trip coordinator and Music teacher)