931 bears sponsored to 617 primary schools by 519 sponsors... Thank You Bernard, Kim, Chris & Lauren Higgins. For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Guildford Public School - GUILDFORD Steven Avery - Invictus Games 2018 - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You WO1 Lawrence Wallace & Mrs Tracey Wallace For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Bray Park State School - LAWNTON Thank You Dianne Porter For Donating Clarence Thomas - Stretcher-Bearer Bear to Portarlington Primary School - PORTARLINGTON Thank You CROWS NEST QLD RSL SUB BRANCH For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Crows Nest State School Thank You The Fred Black Family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Bowen State School - BOWEN Thank You Elzinga family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Agatha's Primary School - CLAYFIELD Thank You Jarrod Kent - Invictus Team Member 2018 For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Devonport High School - Devonport Thank You Cook Family For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Marshall Road State School - HOLLAND PARK WEST Thank You Dean Knobel - Invictus Team Member For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Worongary State School - WORONGARY Thank You Nicole Riley For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Brendan's Primary School - SOMERVILLE

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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