992 bears sponsored to 656 primary schools by 550 sponsors... Thank You activIT systems For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Mercy College - MIRRABOOKA Paul & Angela Mitchell, Murwillumbah Tyre Service - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Goulburn Soldiers Club For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Goulburn North Public School - GOULBURN NORTH Thank You LUCKE family For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Hatton Vale State School - HATTON VALE Thank You David Worrall - Wing Commander Team Manager Invictus Games -ADF For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Wollemi College - WERRINGTON Thank You Ivan and Kery Albins For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Miners Rest Primary School - MINERS REST Thank You Goulburn Soldiers Club For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Goulburn Public School - GOULBURN Thank You Dingley & Hards Families - former students For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Clontarf Beach State School - CLONTARF DC Thank You Nicole Bradley - Invictus Team Member For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Mitchelton State School - MITCHELTON Thank You ASC Pty Ltd For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Portside Christian College - PORT ADELAIDE DC Thank You The Rossi Family For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Mortlake Public School - CONCORD

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.