793 bears sponsored to 519 primary schools by 416 sponsors... Thank You Apollo Bay P-12 College For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Apollo Bay P-12 College - APOLLO BAY Kaija & Alija Parums - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Joshuah Dempster For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Rosebery Primary School - PALMERSTON Thank You ASC Pty. Ltd. For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Jerome's Primary School - MUNSTER Thank You Caloundra RSL Sub Branch & Caloundra Women's Auxiliary For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Glenview State School - GLENVIEW Thank You 4AG Class For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Everton Park State School - EVERTON PARK Thank You Mandy & Tony Hubbard For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Maribyrnong Primary School - KALEEN Thank You Geerlings Digital Moments For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bendigo Primary School - BENDIGO Thank You Railene Turner For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Albion Park Public School - ALBION PARK Thank You We will remember them - lest we forget For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Whitsunday Anglican School - NORTH MACKAY Thank You Three Springs - Arrino sub branch of RSLWA For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to 6515

Resources for teachers, schools & parents

The Bears to School online resources for teachers and parents provide something for all primary age students, from video experiences, audio stories, reading exercises, great colour-in-poppy-bookmarks, stories of the Great War, fun Morse code activities and more. Download these free, simple and fun activities to engage students in the stories of the Great War in class or at home.

Trooper Jones’ experience

Bear Stories

Click each bear to view and hear their stories

Poppy Story Activities

These simple activities explore how the poppy came to represent remembrance. Poppy Story for Teachers (PDF here) provides background information on the Poppy and its symbolism.

The Little Red Poppy Story:

Printout and provide or read to students the story of “The Little Red Poppy story”. Once read, ask students to complete one or more of the following activities.

  • Draw poppy field artwork – based on the first stanza of In Flanders Field (PDF here)
  • Cut-out and colour-in Poppy bookmark (PDF here)
  • Poppy colour-in (PDF here)

Dots and Dashes

Bears in Schools

See how bears are making an impact in some of the hundreds of schools in which they have found homes.

Bears Out and About

Bears making a difference in schools.

Thank You

Some thank you messages from students at Harston Public School.