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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys legend and community engagement officer Matt Bowen has joined in the fun of Healy State School's Try for 5! pizza party, recognising the year-one class's attendance efforts.

Bowen travelled to Mount Isa last week as part of the Try for 5! first semester program.

Healy State School principal David Hardy said the class had been working very hard on coming to school every day, so a slice of pizza was a well-deserved reward.

"Since Try for 5! started, our attendance has gone through the roof; compared to this time last year we've definitely seen a major improvement," Mr Hardy said.

"Try for 5! has given us a common language for us to use with our kids, and visits from Matty really help us reinforce this message."

The Cowboys Try for 5! program is an intra-school challenge, designed to address short and long term impacts of students missing foundation learning in their primary years through poor school attendance.

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