927 bears sponsored to 614 primary schools by 516 sponsors... Thank You Nana and Poppee on behalf of Campbell Lloyd KRed For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Michael's Primary School - BAULKHAM HILLS Seymour Toyota - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You YMCA Albany Creek Outside School Hours Care For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Albany Creek State School - ALBANY CREEK Thank You Aliera Tucker For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Holy Spirit School - LAVINGTON Thank You Herbert Family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Pozieres State School - POZIERES 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 In Memory of our Great Uncle Arthur George Cogdell For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Midvale Primary School - MIDVALE Thank You Love from Indiana & Harper Gourley For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Joseph's Catholic School - MOUNT ISA Thank You Caloundra RSL Sub Branch & Caloundra Women's Auxiliary For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Unity College Caloundra - CALOUNDRA DC Thank You Whitsunday Anglican School Interact Club For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Whitsunday Anglican School - NORTH MACKAY Thank You Jessep For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Ryde Public School - RYDE

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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