989 bears sponsored to 655 primary schools by 550 sponsors... Thank You Koby & Nate Cassidy For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Port Hedland Primary School - PORT HEDLAND Paul & Angela Mitchell, Murwillumbah Tyre Service - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Cubic Defence Australia Pty. Ltd. For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to St Benedict's Catholic School - GARBUTT Thank You Mascot RSL SUB BRANCH For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Gardeners Road Public School - ROSEBERY Thank You Reverend Graeme Hodgkinson For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Lindisfarne Primary School - LINDISFARNE Thank You Simone Nolan For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Rivergums Primary School - BALDIVIS Thank You Wendy McGeary For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Doncaster Primary School - DONCASTER Thank You Jenny Binns For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Illaroo Road Public School - NORTH NOWRA Thank You Meningie RSL Sub Branch South Australia For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Meningie Area School - MENINGIE Thank You Hillcrest Community Association 2018 For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Hillcrest Christian College - CLYDE Thank You Sonya Newman - Invictus Team Member For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Humpty Doo Primary School - HUMPTY DOO
Aiden Davie – Student Ambassador

The Bears to School project is achieving remarkable success in Australian schools. A significant milestone of 800 bears have now been donated to 525 schools. The project has been embraced by the whole community – teachers, families, parents’ committees, not-for-profit organisations and the students themselves!

An important goal of the Bears to School programme is to empower students to engage with history in meaningful and innovative ways. As part of this approach, we have created an opportunity for students to become Bears to School Student Ambassadors.

Students can channel their creativity and passion for history to engage their fellow learners and encourage their communities to make donations. Students can do their own research about a Great War topic that interests them, or get started by using the resources available on the Bears to School website.

Aiden Davie attends Canberra Grammar School and shared his Bears to School story with fellow students during a school assembly:

“Having Trooper Jones in the classroom with us made our history lesson come alive. I want to share the Bears to School message with other students and tell the stories of our diggers from the Great War”

Watch Aiden’s presentation

How students choose to share the Bears to School message is up to them – we encourage telling the special stories of our diggers, sailors, airmen and nurses in creative ways.

As a Bears to School Student Ambassador their profile will featured on the Ambassadors page, along with their message of support.

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