988 bears sponsored to 654 primary schools by 549 sponsors... Thank You Lawrence Malcolm Knowles For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Tamworth Public School - TAMWORTH Paul & Angela Mitchell, Murwillumbah Tyre Service - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You The Freeland Family For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Therese Catholic Primary School - PADSTOW Thank You Dean & Angela & Riley & Mason Clent Family For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Deniliquin South Public School - DENILIQUIN Thank You Chief of the Defence Force For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Point Lonsdale Primary School - POINT LONSDALE Thank You Colleen Fielding (nee Applebee) previous pupil For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Riana Primary School - RIANA Thank You ASC Pty Ltd For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School - BIRKENHEAD Thank You Canberra Girls Grammar School For Donating John Murray - Wounded Bear to Canberra Girls Grammar School (Junior School) - DEAKIN Thank You Anthony Tennant Plumbing Pty Ltd For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Seymour College - SEYMOUR Thank You Lieutenant Colonel Nileshni Karan RAAEC For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Paddington Public School - PADDINGTON Thank You Craig & Catherine Johnston For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Harrison School - HARRISON

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.