Schools adopt- a- Cowboy
IT’S not every day that class time means being around footy stars like Willie Tonga, Will Tupou and James Tamou.
But wit h t hi s week’s l a u n c h o f t h e N o r t h Queensland Cowboys 2011 adopt-a-school program, that’s exactly what primary school students in Townsville will be up to.
Thirty-three schools will be involved in the 10th year of the adopt-a-school program, which ties in with the NRL’s Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well initiative.
Several Cowboys players f anned out t o different schools yesterday, including Tonga who visited Garbutt State School, Tupou who went to Townsville Central State School and G a v i n C o o p e r , w h o dropped by Wulguru State School.
Good Shepherd Catholic Community School also hosted a visit from their a d o p t - a - C o w b o y J a me s Tamou, who took children through a PE class.
‘‘ It’s good to do this for schools around Townsville, not only does it get the Cowboys aware of what we’re doing with kids but it also gets us out to just have fun,’’ Tamou said.
Each school provides an update on activities they have planned for their player before they visit, which makes sure the school gets the most out of his time.