1011 bears sponsored to 666 primary schools by 560 sponsors... Thank You Christison family for Parker Farnham For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Carnaby Rise Primary School - LANDSDALE 222 ACU South Coast - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Medibank For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Portland Special Developmental School - Portland Thank You Stephen Osborne - Invictus Team Member For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Gowrie State School - GOWRIE JUNCTION Thank You Southside Auto Wreckers For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Murwillumbah Public School - MURWILLUMBAH Thank You Josie Eadie For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Windaroo State School - MOUNT WARREN PARK Thank You Joel and Sam Durham JC FOOTWEAR For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Seymour College - SEYMOUR Thank You Stephen Davie For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Riverwood - RIVERWOOD Thank You Granlea Riding Centre - G & J Paddison For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Bajool State School - BAJOOL Thank You Dingley & Hards Families - former students For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Clontarf Beach State School - CLONTARF DC Thank You Mount Warning Tours For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Tumbulgum Public School - TUMBULGUM

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.