977 bears sponsored to 646 primary schools by 540 sponsors... Thank You Janet and Peter Evans For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Clarkson Primary School - CLARKSON Clark Family-Ruth, Phil, Brayden, Bethany, Isaac & Grandparents - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Stillitano, Wellman, Lawson, Khambatta, Barendrech For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You Craig McNally, Ramsay Health Care For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Glenferrie Primary School - HAWTHORN Thank You Sexton Family For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Kendenup Primary School - KENDENUP Thank You C & J Kerris Menswear For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Seymour College - SEYMOUR Thank You The Watson Family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception - SUNSHINE Thank You Kerry Power For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to MacKillop Catholic College - LAKE HAVEN Thank You Moriah College For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Moriah College - BONDI JUNCTION Thank You The Rossi Family For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Mortlake Public School - CONCORD Thank You Caloundra RSL Sub Branch & Caloundra Women's Auxiliary For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Meridan State College - MERIDAN PLAINS

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.