This took place somewhere between pri3 to pri5. The class had to present an item on stage during assembly. Our form teacher decided that we would recite a poem. First we had to memorize the poem she had chosen. It was not easy because there were words we had difficulties pronouncing. I remember she told us to memorize one line at a time, until we get the entire poem into the head. It took a few days for us to memorize the poem. Then she selected a few students to recite the poem in class. After that she got the whole class to recite the poem.
Beside the class practice, there was also a rehearsal in the hall. We practiced walking up the stage in a single file, then get into our positions in an orderly manner. Due to my height, I was probably standing somewhere in the middle row. It felt odd reciting the poem in an empty hall. I remember some classmates were chided for giggling during the rehearsal. Of course the practice included walking down the stage orderly.
Despite the preparations, I was very nervous on the actual day. Standing on stage with so many pairs of eyes looking at us was not a comfortable feeling. Initially the voice was soft, but slowly it got louder and the words flowed smoother. I was very happy and relieved when it was over.