1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You Steve Peters For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Magpie Primary School - MAGPIE The Gibson Family - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Jack and Sam Marland For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to St Luke's Anglican School - KALKIE Thank You Janet and Peter Evans For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to St Anthony's School - WANNEROO Thank You Bajool State School For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bajool State School - BAJOOL Thank You Three Springs - Arrino sub branch of RSLWA For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to 6515 Thank You Railene Turner For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Albion Park Public School - ALBION PARK Thank You Medibank For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Port Augusta Special School - PORT AUGUSTA Thank You Penny and Gregory Burton (Ben, Oliver St Ives) For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Sydney Grammar School - ST IVES Thank You Gail Stephens For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Tiwi College - WINNELLIE Thank You TUCKER FAMILY For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Mary Immaculate Catholic Parish Primary School - EAGLE VALE

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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