1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You Paul & Angela Mitchell, Murwillumbah Tyre Service For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula School - MURWILLUMBAH Suzanah Kirby - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Wayne and Susan Collins For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to York District High School - YORK Thank You Ivan and Kery Albins For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Miners Rest Primary School - MINERS REST Thank You Room 3 - Harvey, Lanzon, Perry, Tee and Bullock For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You Jarrad Mildrum For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Risdon Park Primary School - PORT PIRIE Thank You Defence Health For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to St Philip's Christian College - SALAMANDER BAY Thank You McDonald For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Broadford Primary School - BROADFORD Thank You Lieutenant Colonel Nileshni Karan RAAEC For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Paddington Public School - PADDINGTON Thank You Lions Club of Hannan's Goldfields For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Kalgoorlie Primary School - KALGOORLIE Thank You Ben Farinazzo - Invictus Team Member For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Jerrabomberra Public School - JERRABOMBERRA

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.