Posts Tagged ‘Uphill Junior School’

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…

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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Meet Javira: Uphill Junior School Head Girl 2020-21. Uphill school director Elius first met Javira in 2014 when she was living with her mother…

Education for All

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

Now We Are Six!

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At the end of January each year we pinch ourselves to check that we are not dreaming – has another year gone past already? …

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…

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,…

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…

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…