964 bears sponsored to 640 primary schools by 537 sponsors... Thank You ASC Pty. Ltd. For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Hammond Park Primary School - HAMMOND PARK Mr Phillip Taylor Murwillumbah NSW - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Hage-Fisher Family For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Cranbourne South Primary School - CRANBOURNE SOUTH Thank You Marand For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Mount Eliza North Primary School - MOUNT ELIZA Thank You Miah, Dusty and Luke For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Catherine McAuley School - CRAIGMORE Thank You Granlea Riding Centre - G & J Paddison For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Bajool State School - BAJOOL Thank You Sebastian Breward and family For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to St Mary's Primary School - BATLOW Thank You Parkinson-Jose For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Carcoola Primary School - PINJARRA Thank You Margaret Batzloff For Donating Clarence Thomas - Stretcher-Bearer Bear to Kingaroy State School - KINGAROY Thank You The Rolfe family (nee Ng - Class of 2001) For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Canberra Girls Grammar School (Senior School) - DEAKIN Thank You Powell. District farming family from 1911 - 1960 For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bruce Rock District High School - BRUCE ROCK

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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