2023 Christmas Appeal

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Our 2023 Christmas Appeal is about toilets (again). Uphill Junior School urgently needs a new toilet facility  for staff and visitors! We built the…

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…

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…

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. 

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Clean Hands for Uphill 1

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Encouraging the children and staff at Uphill Junior School to wash their hands after using the latrine and before eating has been a top…

Go Tartan Unicorns!

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Event Report by Fundraising Trustee, Liddy A year after my inaugural Kiltwalk with the fab bunch of Uphill supporters who made up Team Uphillya,…

No Mosquitos on Us

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If you live in Uganda it is very likely you will suffer from malaria at some time in your life. It is as if…

Running for Uphill

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On Sunday 26 May 2019 Liza Lakey (affectionately known as ‘Legs’ to Uphill chairman, Max) donned her running gear in readiness for her very…

You walk, we build

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The Uphill Trust has a special relationship with Dollar Academy. Three of the trustees are former pupils and, when Chairman Max approached the Dollar…

School Garden Project

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In Ugandan rural communities, being able to raise food and livestock on a small scale is an essential life skill. For many children attending…

Legacy of Light

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Something we take for granted  – electric light – is a making a huge difference to the  pupils at Uphill Junior School. Thanks to…

Kiltwalk Classroom for Uphill

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Event report by Liddy Laird After weeks of glorious sunshine in Scotland, the morning of 19th August 2018 was cold, wet and windy –…