Archive for 2020

A New Kitchen For Uphill

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What the school catering staff would really like for Christmas is a new kitchen for Uphill. Now, that is a little too much for…

Clean Hands for Uphill 2

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The 2019 Christmas Appeal raised money for a permanent hand-wash station at Uphill Junior School.  Construction began in August 2020, once the Uphill Build Team…

Uphill from the Air!

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Towards the end of 2020, Uphill Junior School hosted a team from Kirabo Africa Foundation, a US-funded non-profit organisation partnering with community-based organisations in…

Learning to Play

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Play is a key element in child development. Learning to play encourages children’s imagination, cognition and emotional development. Physical play develops motor skills and…

COVID Safe School

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We are delighted to learn that Uphill Junior School has been designated a COVID safe school, following a rigorous inspection by members of the…

Uphill has Pigs!

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In December 2018 we launched the Uphill Farm Appeal, to fund a programme of hands-on agricultural experiences for the pupils (and staff) that would,…

Kindergarten on the Move

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The early years classes at Uphill are often the biggest and, up to now, children in the Baby, Middle and Top kindergarten classes have…

The Masking Tapes

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Looking for something to do to keep myself busy during lockdown, I started sorting out my fabric store, and my thoughts drifted to “What…

Lessons in Lockdown

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In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, Uphill Junior School, along with all the other educational establishments in Uganda, closed its doors on 20…

COVID 19 Food Relief 2

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Earlier this month, while posho (ground maize) and soap bars were being handed out to the Uphill Junior School families (see COVID 19 Food…

COVID 19 Food Relief 1

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We received a fabulous response to our COVID 19 food crisis appeal in April, both in donations and as sponsorship for the Uphill 2.6…

The Uphill 2.6 Challenge

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On Sunday 26 April 2020 – the day the London Marathon would have taken place – charitable folks across the UK will be getting…

COVID 19 Update

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COVID 19 Food Crisis Uphill Junior School has been closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic since 20 March 2020 and, as in the…

COVID 19 Lockdown

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With COVID 19 lockdown measures firmly in place in the UK and now also in Uganda, we feel it is important to let you…

Isobel Duncan Building

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Esther Isobel Searles, nee Duncan, 1931-2017 Isobel met Jock and Eileen Macdonald, our Chairman’s parents, at Dollar Academy and they became life-long friends. When…

Uphill Washable Sanitary Pads Workshop

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Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation. Having…

Gleaming Smiles

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Round and round, slowly, one tooth at a time… the oral hygiene message given to the kids at Uphill during my Dentaid trip in…