Coaching clinics touring Queensland schools are teaching students to tackle bullying, with the help of Rugby League legends.

The North Queensland Cowboys Try Time program this week saw hooker Aaron Payne visit the Rockhampton Grammar school and three other regional schools. The football icon ran a coaching clinic and delivered positive messages on lifestyle, health and education to students.

Payne says it was a great opportunity for him to connect with young fans, and conduct some business in the town as well, saying “I'm down here with two race horses starting in the Rocky Newmarket and I wanted to get a bit of work done while I was here as well."

Payne has nothing but good things to say about the student he’s met, "all the kids at the schools so far have had really great attitudes and are wanting to learn and wanting to participate and have fun," the hooker said, "they're well behaved, well mannered and it's been fantastic."

The main goal of the Try Time program is to preach a healthy lifestyle, and to teach students to speak out against bullying and inequality.