Elius, the Director of Uphill Junior School, has been telling the Trustees about the incentive scheme that the school has put in place for the children to spur them on to greater academic success.
Each term the exam results are compared across the whole school and the pupil with the highest score wins a plastic washing bowl, plus books, pencils and pens. Elius tells us that 'there's huge competition as everyone wants to take away the basin' and that the scheme is encouraging the children to work hard at home as well as in school.
We are very impressed by the academic success of the children at Uphill Junior - they are being assessed using papers set by the Ugandan National Examination Board and many are reaching really high standards.
In Term 1 the girl in the brown uniform achieved 487/500 marks and was the top student in the school. Coming a close second was a girl in the Top Class (final year Kindergarten) with 485/500.
In Term 2 the prizewinner was a boy in P5 with a score of 491/500 and the runners up were two of the orphan scholar girls, one in P4 and one in P2, who both scored 480/500.
Well done children! And well done to the dedicated teaching staff who are helping the children to achieve!