1005 bears sponsored to 663 primary schools by 555 sponsors... Thank You Donated by BUCKIE from Ralph Buck Agencies. For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School - CORINDA Alana Cronan - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Lucas Cook For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Belmay Primary School - CLOVERDALE Thank You Nicole Riley For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Brendan's Primary School - SOMERVILLE Thank You Jack and Sam Marland For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to St Luke's Anglican School - KALKIE Thank You Parkinson Family For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Carcoola Primary School - PINJARRA Thank You From 4S to Macquarie College 2018 For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Macquarie College - WALLSEND Thank You Southside Auto Wreckers For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Murwillumbah Public School - MURWILLUMBAH Thank You Thomas T/A Gazone Productions For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Augusta State School Thank You Mt Barker RSL For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Littlehampton Primary School - LITTLEHAMPTON Thank You The Huggetts For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Brisbane Independent School - KENMORE

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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