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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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