12th February 2024

BTEC Unit 4 - Managing an event is truly a practical unit. The year 12 BTEC class came together, shared several event ideas with each other and finally settled for an event we named the BTEC Fun Fest. It consisted of several activities that Years 9 & 10 would participate in to demonstrate their talents besides gaining points for their houses.

At first, we visited Wonderjoy Party World, an international event organising company along Kiambu Road in Nairobi, to learn about event management.

During the planning process, we were able to intricately put together our thoughts and ideas considering factors such as contingency planning and the overall outcome of the event making sure each factor is aligned with one another consequently resulting in a properly flowing and managed event.

Overall, the extensive planning enabled us to demonstrate the proper application of learnt knowledge and skills throughout the unit in order to create a successful outcome. We showed leadership, organisation, and communication skills. The event posed some challenges such as managing timings to be precise. We had to put our contingency plan into consideration.

We were dedicated to creating fun experiences, a joyful environment, and continued positive energy in our school. This was also important as it would give us an opportunity to be assessed and pass our BTEC unit. The said objectives were well achieved. Some challenges however arose as the execution of the event entailed several factors, however as a team, we immediately came up with mitigation measures that enabled us to end the event successfully.

It was an experience and a lesson for us all.

By: Joy Githinji

Council of British International Schools
The Independent Association of Prep Schools
Independent Schools Inspectorate
Association of British Schools Overseas
Cambridge International Examinations
BTEC Level 3
GL Education Assessment Excellence
Association of International Schools in Africa
Council of International Schools
Pearson Edexcel Certification