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It’s been a long season in rehab for North Queensland Toyota Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott, and his return to pre-season training this week was made even sweeter with a special visit to his Adopt-a-School of three years, Heatley State School.

Scott visited prep and year five students for indoor and outdoor activities, as part of the last round of 2017 Adopt-a-School visits, thanks to program partner Stockland Townsville.

To kick things off, the Cowboys forward played the role of referee in a quick game of rugby league with the year five sports class on the school oval, before heading inside to meet with the school's youngest students in prep.

The preppies had been practising their question structures and asked their adopted Cowboy plenty of things about his football career, followed by a fast-paced maths game that had every little mind thinking.

His Cowboys teammates also spent time with their respective Adopt-a-Schools throughout the Townsville region:

Frank Molo

Aitkenvale State School

Touch carnival training session

Josh Chudleigh

Belgian Gardens State School

Importance of listening and following instructions with Year 3

Emry Pere

Bohlevale State School

Discussion with Year 6 including: starting at a new school (high school transition), how to interact positively with others and making healthy choices

Enari Tuala

Bluewater State School

Playing games with Year 3 and class visit

Shane Wright

Calvary Christian College

Playing basketball in the new sports centre with Year 3 students

Mitch Dunn

Cranbrook State Primary School

Helping with sports class and then reading a story to prep students

Kyle Feldt

Good Shepherd Catholic Community School

Visiting prep students

Carlin Anderson

Kelso State School

Classroom and PE lesson

The Cowboys make over 650 visits to North Queensland schools each year for Adopt-a-School and are regularly involved in a variety of school community activities, including curriculum activities, sporting clinics, presentation nights and school assemblies.

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.