It was while watching Sunrise on television that Harrison Wilton's social conscience rose.
The seven-year-old from Kellyville decided to take the money he had saved toward a Pokemon Nintendo DS game and donate it to the Buy a Bale campaign to help impoverished farmers, after he heard that one drought-affected farm in Queensland had gone from having 70,000 sheep to just 16.
"They said you could give $20 for a bale of hay, so I gave the money to the farmers instead," he said.
"I thought it would be a better idea."
Harrison said his classroom at St Michael's Primary School in Baulkham Hills is "filled with water stuff".
"We've been doing lots of work about water and talking about the farmers, drought, the ponds, the rivers and oil leaks and how the sea animals get sick," he said.
"There are lots of different places where water is set up and [you shouldn't] waste a lot of it. In different countries they don't really have clean water."
Harrison's mother Johanne said she was proud of his decision to donate.
"Normally young kids in the city do just think of materialistic things," she said.
"We talk as a family about these sort of things all the time.
"We've taken him to farms since he was a baby and his grandparents are constantly talking about their travels and where the food comes from that we eat.
"You don't think they're going to remember it, but they do."