In collaboration with NRMA Insurance, the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) painted the state orange as schools, workplaces and towns all over NSW got involved and showed their support for SES volunteers.
There are currently more than 9,000 SES volunteers working 24 hours per day in NSW, giving their time to help respond to emergencies across the state.
Dressing up in orange and cracking out the orange balloons and streamers, the St Michael’s front fence and school grounds were transformed into an unmissable display of support for hardworking SES volunteers.
Year 6 students also made orange headbands and sashes to give to students who didn’t have anything orange to wear on the day.
St Michael’s is now looking to invite local SES volunteers to the school to educate the students further on their amazing work.
“The SES is a vital part of our local community,” said Principal of St Michael’s, Helen Bourne.
“This small gesture by St Michael’s students and staff is a great way of saying thank you.”