National Day – Whole School Assembly
by Yumi Takafuku, P4D
When Mr Kneale first asked me if I would like to be the emcee for the National Day Whole School Assembly, I was nervous. Though I have participated in several external speech competitions before, it was my first time speaking on stage in my friends and teachers’ presence. I quickly calmed myself down by telling myself I was lucky to be selected. I knew I could do it and make Mr Kneale proud.
While practising at school, the training process was not difficult. Nearer the day of the whole school assembly, there were changes in the script and that was challenging. I was used to the old script. During our rehearsals, I had to keep referring to the script as I was not familiar with the new lines.
Fortunately, on the day of the assembly, all went well. I was also able to pronounce the words correctly that I stammered over during rehearsals.
From this experience, I learnt more about the significance of National Day as well as the theme ‘One Community Together’. Through the examples given about Singapore and Hong Kong, I gained greater insight and understanding of how unity is essential for the progress of communities and their people.