964 bears sponsored to 640 primary schools by 537 sponsors... Thank You Mathew Alcorso For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to The Friends School - NORTH HOBART Air Force, MEPS Class of 1973 (Grade 6) - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Hage-Fisher Family For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Cranbourne South Primary School - CRANBOURNE SOUTH Thank You Deb and Sue, family friends of the Ford-Lillie’s For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Claremont Meadows Public School - CLAREMONT MEADOWS Thank You Seymour Toyota For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Seymour College - SEYMOUR - Victoria Thank You Margaret River Independent School: For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Margaret River Independent School - FOREST GROVE Thank You Ben Farinazzo - Invictus Team Member For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Jerrabomberra Public School - JERRABOMBERRA Thank You Weis family For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Holy Spirit Catholic School - CRANBROOK Thank You Caloundra RSL Sub Branch & Caloundra Women's Auxiliary For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Caloundra City Private School - GOLDEN BEACH Thank You St Joseph's Stanthorpe For Donating Clarence Thomas - Stretcher-Bearer Bear to St Joseph's School - STANTHORPE Thank You Judy Ross For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Undercliffe Public School - EARLWOOD

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.