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Uphill Christmas Appeal

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 Are you sitting comfortably..? The youngest children at Uphill are three years old when they start in Baby Class. At the moment, the desks…

Kilts Are Swinging Again

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After the disruptions of the past two years, Scotland’s Kiltwalk returned to action fully in 2022. It was really great to be able to sign…

Skills For Life

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Helped by four volunteers from Spain, pupils and staff at Uphill Junior School have relished the opportunity to learn new Skills for Life this…

Their Faces Say it All

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What do these faces say to you? I see happy, relaxed children in a school environment – learning, spending time with friends and enjoying…

Uphill Business Partners

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Partnerships between business and charity can be very beneficial for both parties. Meet some of our business partners and find out why they were…

Uphill Porridge Club

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During the extended COVID lockdowns in 2020/21, many of the children at Uphill were hungry, and unfortunately they are still hungry now. Crop yields…

So Much to Smile About

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During our trip in February 2020 I held a dental health and toothbrushing workshop with some of the school staff. The aim was to…

A Special Tribute to Danny

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During our trip to Uphill in February we were privileged to join the school’s staff and children for a very moving tribute to Danny…

School’s Back!

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After the longest COVID closure in the world, school’s back in Uganda! Uphill pupils fared better than many others in rural schools – the…

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. 

New Tech for Uphill!

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What do you think when you see a photocopier? Is it just another bit of office equipment?

A Cracking Kiltwalk!

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Six Uphill Kiltwalkers took to the streets of Glasgow on Sunday 26 September 2021 for the first live Kiltwalk since 2019.

Examination Success!

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The Class of 2020 faced challenges in their final year at school: COVID lockdown, home schooling, then back to school to live in a…

Back in Lockdown

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On 7 June 2021 Uphill was looking forward to welcoming all the primary year groups into school for the start of the last term…

Red Hot Challenge

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Running 5km a day for 30 days straight doesn’t sound too bad, especially for two young fit firefighters. Now add 34kg of firefighting kit…

Rags to Radio

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The story of the Uphill Junior School Head Girl 2020-21. Uphill school director Elius first met J in 2014 when she was living with…

Education for All

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                  Elius Muhimbise has a dream: To transform society through the provision of quality education for…

Volunteers or Locals?

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Who would you choose? International development charities have different ways of dealing with construction projects, especially in rural areas. Some like to use overseas volunteers…

Inspirational Teachers

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Uphill Junior School has a staff of excellent teachers: Meet four people who are inspiring the next generation in rural Uganda. Nahurira Joan Joan…

Sustainability

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Uphill Junior School serves a rural community of subsistence farmers and small traders. Income levels within the community are very low or non-existent. Fees…