1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You Mrs. Betty Brims For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Uki Public School - UKI i5Empire owned by Michelle Power - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Mascot RSL SUB BRANCH For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Bernard's Primary School - BOTANY Thank You Bob & Lesley England and Ryan & Mia Linneweber For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Proserpine State School - PROSERPINE Thank You Daniel, Jacqueline and Jessica Clark For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Francis Xavier Primary School - GERALDTON PO Thank You Tatura Milk Pty Ltd For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Harston Primary School - HARSTON Thank You ex-student Wendouree West Primary For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Yuille Park Community College - WENDOUREE Thank You Robyn Phillips. Classes of 1957-1959. For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School - CAMP HILL Thank You Andrew Wilkinson - Invictus Team Member For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Thomas Hassall Anglican College - HOXTON PARK Thank You James Interior Care Mareeba For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to St Thomas of Villanova Parish School - MAREEBA Thank You Goulburn Soldiers Club For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Wollondilly Public School - GOULBURN

The students and staff of Dundula State School in Baker’s Creek, Queensland, had a special visitor on 6 November. Keith Payne VC visited the school ahead of Remembrance Day, which is also the Centenary of Armistice this year.

During the visit, Keith reminded students about the importance of guarding the memory of all those who have served Australia over more than a century, especially the 420,000 volunteers who fought in the First World War. This Sunday will mark to 100th year since the Armistice was signed that ended WWI.

Bears to School is also proud to have Keith as the program’s National Ambassador. He presented Dundula State School with its very own Great War Bear, in the form of Trooper Bert Jones the Light Horse bear. Now in his new home, Trooper Jones will help share our Anzac history with young students for many years to come.

Watch Keith Payne’s visit to Dundula State School, courtesy of Channel 7 News.

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