1014 bears sponsored to 668 primary schools by 563 sponsors... Thank You GRAN Douglas For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Indooroopilly State School - INDOOROOPILLY The Gibson Family - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You PTE Albert "Alby" McKee Driver Specialist 11 CSSB For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Westdale Public School - WESTDALE Thank You Stephen Davie For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Riverwood - RIVERWOOD Thank You Reverend Janet Story For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Whitsunday Anglican School - NORTH MACKAY Thank You Went Family For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Booral Public School - BOORAL Thank You Thompson Family For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to North Ainslie Primary School - AINSLIE Thank You Graeme Brims For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Bossley Park Public School - BOSSLEY PARK Thank You The Butler Family - Trick Farm For Donating Clarence Thomas - Stretcher-Bearer Bear to Ben Lomond Public School - BEN LOMOND Thank You Rotary Club Dingley Village For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Mark's Primary School - DINGLEY VILLAGE Thank You Mascot RSL SUB BRANCH For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Gardeners Road Public School - ROSEBERY

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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