977 bears sponsored to 646 primary schools by 540 sponsors... Thank You Angus & Aiden Davie For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Canberra Grammar School Northside - Campbell Willow and Blake Millar - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Cubic Defence Australia Pty. Ltd. For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to The Willows State School - THURINGOWA CENTRAL Thank You Mascot RSL SUB BRANCH For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Mascot Public School - MASCOT Thank You North Beach Lions Club For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You PTE Albert "Alby" McKee Driver Specialist 11 CSSB For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Westdale Public School - WESTDALE Thank You Koby & Nate Cassidy For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Port Hedland Primary School - PORT HEDLAND Thank You Mrs. Betty Brims For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Uki Public School - UKI Thank You Butchers Creek P & C For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Butchers Creek State School - BUTCHERS CREEK Thank You Anthony Forte For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to East Adelaide School - ST PETERS Thank You Mrs Sharon Shahoud (teacher and RE Coordinator) For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Corpus Christi Primary School - Cranebrook - CRANEBROOK

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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