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Willows 3B leading the way

The Year 3B class at Willows State School are leading the charge in their school for the Try for 5! M&J Chickens Challenge, posting a 95% attendance rate for Semester 1.

Class 3B's attendance was the highest in the school for the semester, with all students awarded a special attendance badge and certificate to recognise their  efforts.

The students were encouraged to wear their badge to remind themselves and others of the importance of attending school every day.


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Posted by The Willows State School on Saturday, 22 June 2019

Cowboys community ambassador Ray Thompson congratulated Year 3B at their first ambassador visit for the challenge.

"For a class to achieve this attendance rate for the first semester is a fantastic achievement," Cowboys community ambassador Ray Thompson said.

"It's a reflection of the great work from the teachers, students and parents and carers and we look forward to seeing their results next term."

Willows State School, Currajong State School and Weir State School are all competing in the Try for 5! M&J Chickens Challenge in 2019.

M&J Chickens, a preferred supplier for the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and the Cowboys Community Foundation, has joined the Try for 5! family as a program partner in 2019.

"As a member of the local community for over 10 years, M&J Chickens has a keen interest in supporting grassroots initiatives like Try for 5!" said Billy Hussein,  National Marketing & Communications Manager for M&J Chickens.

"We believe that education is a positive enabler of personal and broader community development and we are privileged to be associated with this project."

The Try for 5! program motivates and rewards individual classes and schools for their attendance record during the challenge period, and engages students and families using the club’s profile and ambassadors.

Cowboys Try for 5! is active in 21 schools across Queensland this year, and is supported by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, LGIAsuper, Adani, M&J Chickens, Rio Tinto and Regional Express.