927 bears sponsored to 614 primary schools by 516 sponsors... Thank You Joel and Sam Durham JC FOOTWEAR For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Seymour College - SEYMOUR Goodyear Autocare Kilmore - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Whittlesea H Hardware For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Whittlesea Primary School - WHITTLESEA Thank You Bridgen Family For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Yass Public School - YASS Thank You Turner/Garvis Family memory of Otto Schmidlechner For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Peace Lutheran Primary School - GATTON Thank You Trevor Johnson, ex Armed Forces Australia. For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Anakie State School - SAPPHIRE Thank You ELN Ford Pty. Ltd. For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Jilliby Public School - JILLIBY Thank You Robertson Haulage Services Pty Ltd For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Augusta State School - SPRINGFIELD Thank You In loving memory of Harold and Audrey Pomroy For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Kingswood Public School - KINGSWOOD Thank You Tony and Debbie Bagnall For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Catherine Laboure Catholic Primary School - GYMEA Thank You The Klein Family For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Greenslopes State School - GREENSLOPES

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.