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The statutory mission of Spuerkeess includes the obligation to support the promotion of saving in all its forms among the population of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as well as in the context of financial education. The School Savings Day event has been in existence since 1961 and is also supported by the National Ministry of Education.
Even in a digitalized society, the School Savings Days have not lost their charm and schools are happy to participate every year.
Every year, Spuerkeess invites around 5,000 cycle 2.1 children from more than 160 primary schools to attend a specially produced play together with their teachers.
These shows provide a fun way of learning about the meaning of money and the value of saving and therefore play an important role in children's financial education.
This year, a piece entitled "Sing a song" was produced by composer and producer Robi Arend, well known nationally and internationally for his musical career with the band Saxitude and for his musical stories for children.
In this story, a twin sister and brother learn that you have to save money to achieve your dreams.
At the end of the show, each child receives his or her “Spuerbéchs” (piggy bank) from Spuerkeess, together with a gift voucher for EUR 50 to be credited to a Tweenz savings account.
Most municipalities support the school savings initiative and are happy to contribute their own gift vouchers to the children.
La plupart des communes soutiennent l’initiative de l’épargne scolaire et contribuent volontiers en offrant leur propre bon cadeau aux enfants.