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25 Years of Entrepreneurial Spirit and Business Knowledge in Daun: Anniversary Celebrations at Thomas-Morus-Gymnasium

The school community of Thomas-Morus-Gymnasium in Daun was congratulated yesterday on its 25th business@school anniversary and honored for its role as a pilot school of the project. Dr. Dieter Heuskel, founder of the educational initiative, ceremoniously presented a check for school digitalization.

This school year, business@school looks back on 25 years of activity in schools. Thomas-Morus-Gymnasium was one of two pilot schools of the project. Dr. Dieter Heuskel, founder of the educational initiative, still clearly recalls the steps first steps in Daun: “To convince the school community of the idea, I invited the teachers and parent representatives to meet with some companies and experience together how business works. We then decided to pilot business@school as a project in the economics subject. And the rest is history.”

In a discussion session, former and current business@school students and teachers from Thomas-Morus-Gymnasium exchanged thoughts about the project at their school with Dr. Dieter Heuskel, Dr. Babette Claas, Director of the educational initiative, and Mario Ehlert, corporate client advisor at Commerzbank AG and long-standing coach of the Daun student teams. This session touched on the student business ideas developed during the last few years as part of the project, and the students talked about how participating in business@school gave them a competent view of the business world and behind the scenes of entrepreneurship. Besides Dr. Dieter Heuskel, Christoph Susewind, principal of Thomas-Morus-Gymnasium, also shared his memories of Bernd Krings (✝ 2016), the school’s former Director of Studies, during the event. As a project leader teacher, Krings played a key role in shaping business@school for over 15 years and left a lasting mark on the school. After the discussion session, Dr. Dieter Heuskel presented a check for €500 for school digitalization on behalf of the educational initiative.