1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You Mascot RSL SUB BRANCH For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Gardeners Road Public School - ROSEBERY i5Empire owned by Michelle Power - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You The Fuller Family For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Sacred Heart Catholic School - ULVERSTONE Thank You Grand Parent For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Colonel Light Gardens Primary School - COLONEL LIGHT GARDENS Thank You Board Member, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School - ESSENDON Thank You Benjamin Hjort. St Williams student 2007 to 2011. For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to St William's Primary School - KEPERRA Thank You ASC Pty. Ltd. For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to South Coogee Primary School - BEELIAR Thank You Cubic Defence Australia Pty. Ltd. For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Benedict's Catholic School - GARBUTT Thank You Miss Nelligan, Room 11D Lake Gwelup Primary School For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You andrews For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Sunshine Coast Grammar School - FOREST GLEN Thank You Sasha & Bowie Geoghegan ask - look after Albert For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Albany Creek State School - ALBANY CREEK

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.