TryTime! is an educational program run in North Queensland secondary schools targeting year 8 and year 9 students.

It has a key focus on influencing this student demographic on making the right individual choices based on age-appropriate information and practical sessions.

TryTime! uses the theme “only dead fish go with the flow” as a reminder that making informed choices sometimes means going against the flow.

The program was developed in direct consultation with Education Queensland and Catholic Education.


The program engages students through a series of interactive sessions covering four modules that address social issues identified as having a direct negative impact on learning and potentially long-term life outcomes.

Each TryTime! session is run by a team of trained Cowboys team members.


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