The Penrith Panthers will visit more 24 schools and will see approximate 7,500 children this week, covering the Bathurst, Cowra, Canowindra, Orange, Kelso, Blayney and Lithgow regions on Thursday and Friday.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Sam Anderson, Chris Smith, Shaun Spence, Sam Scarlett & Daniel Foster will visit children across the regional areas.

The visits will be in conjunction with the NRL Community Carnival. The players will help run junior league clinics and attend school assemblies.

Head of NRL Community, Adam Check paid particular attention to this year’s Community Carnival. “This is a particularly special Community Carnival as we celebrate 15 years of the program."

"The Community Carnival has made a tremendous contribution over the years by raising awareness of important societal issues such as bullying and social inclusion. The program has demonstrated that the game, our ambassadors and players can impart positive messages that students and young people will observe."