1005 bears sponsored to 663 primary schools by 555 sponsors... Thank You NELSON BAY RSL SUB-BRANCH For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Soldiers Point Public School - SOLDIERS POINT John O'Brien THE CITY OF BLACKTOWN RSL SUB BRANCH - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You ASC Pty Ltd For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish School - PENNINGTON Thank You ASC Pty. Ltd. For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Yangebup Primary School - YANGEBUP Thank You Jacobus C. F. du Toit For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Northside Christian College - EVERTON PARK Thank You HOOPER Family For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You The Velkov Family For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Elizabeth's School - TARRAGINDI Thank You Perry/Hosking Brothers For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Como Primary School - COMO Thank You Abby Dallas, Year 6- 2018 For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Mount Annan Public School - MOUNT ANNAN Thank You Alkira Secondary College For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Clyde Primary School - CLYDE Thank You Cubic Defence Australia Pty. Ltd. For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to St Joseph's Catholic School - Mundingburra

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.