I have to give speeches for a group of 5th grade students and their parents that thanks the schools and cities for hosting us and showing us around. since i am the only parent that somewhat knows Japanese(the children all speak it) I have to give a speech introducing the group and thanking the school or city for hosting us.

I know jikoshokai and presentations both have specific language. does a speech like this have any?

Are there any set phrases that should be in this speech beyond the general みなさん,初めまして at the beginning and 大変(たいへん)お世話(せわ)になりました。色々とどうもありがとうございました。どうぞよろしくお願いします。 at the end of the speech?

We will also be presenting a gift to the staff, should that be done separately, or should this be done during the speech?

thank you!

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    You'd say 「みなさん、初めまして」「どうぞよろしくお願いします」 when you first meet them / before they host you, and 「大変お世話になりました。色々とどうもありがとうございました。」 when you say good-bye to them / after they host you – Chocolate May 19 '18 at 1:57