ORANGE Christian School students practise what they preach.
The students received the Red Shield Appeal award for the highest percentage of students who participated in the Red Shield Appeal.
Kinross Wolaroi School took out the highest number of students award but 11 per cent of Orange Christian School students voluntarily participated.
Red Shield Appeal committee member and Orange Christian School business manager Andrew Kent said the award was designed to encourage and motivate smaller schools.
“We’re very proud of our kids,” he said.
“We’ve always tried to instil on our kids that they need to think about themselves but also about the wider community.”
School captain Kenny McCall said he was proud to be part of a small school that could make a big difference to those in need.
“It’s Christianity in action,” he said.
“It felt really good because you know you’re helping out other people.”
Mr Kent said 45 students participated this year, the largest representation the school have had.
“I think it’s because the kids really responded to the message of the Red Shield Appeal,” he said.
“It’s not just some nameless face in Sydney who will benefit, the people that could need assistance could be the kids’ neighbour or relative.”
Kenny said he was glad the school’s efforts were recognised.
“It can get a bit competitive,” he said.