Education project generation@<br>Hamburg pupils present results of school year on risks and opportunities of the Internet

Jul 10, 2009 2:00 AM

-   Joint initiative of BürgerStiftung Hamburg and Tipp24 AG

-   Company mentors provide insight into world of work

-   General competency certificate awarded to all project class pupils

On the evening of 9 July, 7th-year pupils of the Ida-Ehre comprehensive school in Hamburg presented the results of their generation@ project. The project was launched as a half-year course in 2008 and was continued with a newly founded media class in the 2008/2009 school year.

With the aid of games and independent work on specific projects, pupils were made aware of the risks and opportunities of the Internet. Important behavioural rules of communication were discussed in detail, such as netiquette, chatiquette, the risks of using real data and the handling of images. The pupils also set up their own project website: A further Hamburg-based comprehensive school was also involved during a project week.

Tipp24 AG employees acted as mentors during certain teaching units. Their presence also brought the pupils into contact with specific job models, which may be of key importance when considering possible future careers. The mentors also provided an insight into the company Tipp24 itself. Based on the positive experience made with the project, the Ida Ehre school is planning team-building activities for the formation of profile classes from the 7th year onwards – with the participation of employees from various companies and sectors.

Every pupil from the current generation@ project was presented with a so-called General Competency Certificate, prepared by a supervisor who accompanied the project over the entire school year. The certificate highlights the key competencies of each individual pupil, such as team skills, empathy, planning skills etc.. In order to raise awareness of the individual skills of each pupil and to strengthen them, such aspects were also included in the lesson planning stage. The certificate gives the pupils both a positive feedback and a helping hand when applying for an internship or apprenticeship.

The project is designed in such a way that it can be replicated both in Hamburg and throughout Germany.

About BürgerStiftung Hamburg: BürgerStiftung Hamburg was established in 1999 as a community foundation by the citizens of Hamburg for their city. It aims to serve public interests, reinforce the community, mobilise innovative powers and encourage Hamburg’s citizens and companies to actively participate in social tasks. The foundation’s work primarily focuses on disadvantaged children and youngsters. It promotes and develops projects that give impetus to personality development, strengthening self-esteem and assuming responsibility. The projects that focus on education, sport and culture provide an opportunity to discover and further develop one’s own potentials, and therefore improve the young generation’s future chances.

About Tipp24 SE: Tipp24 SE (formerly Tipp24 AG) was founded in September 1999 and holds equity interests in a number of companies in Spain, Italy and the UK, which enable participation in lottery-based games via the Internet, especially via the websites,, and In Germany, Tipp24 Entertainment GmbH operates the games platform From its foundation to the end of 2008, Tipp24 SE brokered tickets worth over 1.5 billion euros to the state lottery companies – in recent years over 330 million euros annually. Following its successful IPO in 2005 (Prime Standard), the company was admitted to the SDAX index in June 2009 and has been trading as a European public limited company since December 2009.

Press contact:
Tipp24 SE
Andrea Fratini
Head of Media and Public Relations
Phone: +49 40 32 55 33-660
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