1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You Tamara, Roger and Adam Hall For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Freeling Primary School - FREELING Kearney Family - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You In loving memory of our Great Uncle Albert who never came home. For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to St Gregory's Primary School - QUEANBEYAN Thank You HQ Air Force Training Group - RAAF Base Williams For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Saltwater College - Point Cook Thank You Perry/Hosking Brothers For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Como Primary School - COMO Thank You Jill & Ross Cornthwaite For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Russell Island State School - RUSSELL ISLAND Thank You Geerlings Digital Moments For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Bendigo Primary School - BENDIGO Thank You Apollo Bay P-12 College For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Apollo Bay P-12 College - APOLLO BAY Thank You Patrick Bakes For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Circular Head Christian School - SMITHTON Thank You KEITH PAYNE VC AM For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to the Wynona Indigenous Settlement - Kalgoorlie Thank You Kerry Power For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to MacKillop Catholic College - LAKE HAVEN

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Cubic Defence donates Bears to Schools

One of the world’s leading training and simulation service providers, Cubic Defence, has joined the Bears to School program as a corporate supporter. The Australian division of Cubic Defence has donated seven bears to different schools attended by children or grandchildren of Cubic employees, including two Townsville primary schools. The...

John Murray’s Great War Diary launched

The Great War Diary is a ground-breaking project that tells the remarkable story of Australia in the Great War. Researched and written by a team of leading Australian historians and writers, the Great War Diary shares the journey of Australia’s diggers during 1914-1918, from Gallipoli to the Western Front. This is the diggers’ story like...

Bears draw a crowd at Invictus 2018

The athletes and support staff from Team Australia were given a helping hand during the Sydney games held between 20 – 27 October. Each team member adopted a Great War uniformed bear for the games, which they plan to donate to a school of their choice. The bears caused quite a stir and met some […]
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Bears in the Media


Teddy bears and books inspire schoolchildren to learn Anzac history

ABC News – 30/06/2018

Victoria Cross winner calling for change in primary schools

2GB Sydney – 23/04/2018

St Joseph’s call for Anzac teddy bears

The North West Star – 1/06/2018

Club Rivers donates Anzac teddy bears to five primary schools

St George & Sutherland Shire Leader – 28/06/2018