1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You The Brennan family For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School - TORQUAY Suzanah Kirby - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Marand For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Mount Eliza North Primary School - MOUNT ELIZA Thank You Wright, Rhodes and Burg Family For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Campbell Primary School - CAMPBELL Thank You Scott Family to Woodside Primary School thanks For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Woodside Primary School - WOODSIDE Thank You Christopher Williams - Invictus Games Support Team For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Ryan Catholic College - THURINGOWA CENTRAL Thank You Tamara, Roger and Adam Hall For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Freeling Primary School - FREELING Thank You Ellis and Paula Brown For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Devonport Primary School - DEVONPORT Thank You Levi and Campbell Alchin For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Frenchs Forest Public School - FRENCHS FOREST Thank You Powell. District farming family from 1911 - 1960 For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bruce Rock District High School - BRUCE ROCK Thank You Mamre Anglican School For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Mamre Anglican School - ST MARYS

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.