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Tessy Antony-de Nassau spends the day with students at St George’s in Luxembourg for Innovation Days


Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau

Tessy Antony-de Nassau was present for the first-ever Innovation Day in Luxembourg at St George’s Primary yesterday where her company, Finding Butterflies co-organised the event alongside Vodafone Foundation Luxembourg.

Also in attendance alongside Tessy was the board of Vodafone, DJ Ninja, the CEO of the Luxembourgish Space Agency, and MEP from Luxembourg Marc Angel.

Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau

Various workshops were organised by Vodafone, Savii Digital Blockchain and Financial Literacy, SCRIPT Robots, Montesorri and the Learning Partnership, and Farah Nanji.

Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau
Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau
Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau

The day saw the students attend a workshop with the famous female London DJ Ninja who taught them about music technology. They also learned about coding, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, virtual reality solutions, and much more. There were over 50 volunteers and 10 teachers who helped out with the event throughout the day.

Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau

The CEO of the Luxembourgish Space Agency, Marc Serres, was in attendance and spoke to the students where he encouraged them to know Luxembourgish history. He also told them in part, “You are the talent that our country needs.”

Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau
Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau

It was a fun and successful day for all those involved, and the children, who have a school radio station called STJ Dragon Radio, really enjoyed themselves with some calling the workshops “super” and “wonderful.”

About the day’s event, Tessy said, “What an exciting day!!!!! Thank you all for making it so special!”

Tessy with some of the speakers and organisers. Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau

Royal Central asked Tessy if she hopes to organise this again in Luxembourg and make Innovation Days an annual event.

“I hope so. This was the first time I created a framework like this. My plan is definitely to scale it and make it available to all schools in Luxembourg and abroad with the help of my amazing partners, Vodafone Foundation,” she said.

Tessy with the students working for STJ Dragon Radio. Photo: Tessy Antony-de Nassau


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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.