We hope you enjoy some of these photographs of Uphill Junior School and the work of The Uphill Trust. Check back from time to time as more will be added as the project continues to develop.

 
 

CHILDREN OF UPHILL JUNIOR SCHOOL

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  • Two of the kindergarten children inspect the Uphill Trust Chairman on his recent visit (March 2017)
  • Primary girls pose for the camera (March 2017)
  • Modelling the new school T shirt for casual uniform days
  • Some of the older children and staff outside the new classroom block
  • Girls having giggle - February 2017
  • Uphill children mess about for the camera (Sept 2016)
  • Two Uphill children (in green) at the Ruwenzori View Christmas Fair 2016
  • Girls chatting on the new school site during an event for parents (November 2016)
  • Uphill dancers and musicians (Nov 2016)
  • Children of Uphill Junior School 2016
  • Three of the girls supported by Uphill donors on a school trip to Kampala (2016)
  • Little James is very happy to receive his mosquito net (2016)
  • 'Dancing' Joan on water-carrying duty (March 2016)
  • Uphill choir perform a traditional song at the graduation ceremony in March 2016
  • Liddy with sponsored girls Miria and Sylvia (March 2016)
  • Happily receiving four footballs donated by Danny and Liz Furey (March 2016)
  • The school choir singing on 'Voice of Tooro' radio during their trip to Fort Portal (Dec 2015)
  • Members of the choir received gifts after singing at the Ruwenzori View Christmas Fair ( Dec 2015)
  • Some of the younger boys in February 2015
  • A group of children relaxing after school (2015)
  • Uphill pupils showing off their newly-made loom band bracelets (2015)
  • Children in the senior class during a science lesson given by a visiting American academic (2015)
  • 'Reading a Poem' - the children are encouraged to participate actively in all the classes (2015)
  • 'Waiting Patiently' - kindergarten children waiting for the graduation celebrations to begin (2015)
  • 'New Uniforms' - in 2013 a family in Ireland raised funds that bought 38 sets of uniform
  • "I have just graduated from Kindergarten" (2015)
  • 'How do you do?' Kindergarten pupil meets one of the Uphill Trust visitors at the graduation (2015)
  • 'Hello Mzungu"- inspection of Uphill Trustees at the Graduation celebrations (2015)
  • "We are so happy to be at Uphill Junior School!" (2015)
  • 'Curious Faces' - a group of older children watching the visitors on graduation day (Feb 2015)
  • 'Cheeky Smile' - this wee girl is just about to graduate from kindergarten into Primary 1 (2015)
  • 'Break time' - a group of girls enjoying sugarcane in the shade of the school buildings
  • 'Is it lunchtime yet?' - kindergarten children waiting to be let out of school! (2015)

SCHOOL LIFE

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  • Larking about at lunchtime (March 2017)
  • Uphill staff - director, teachers and bursar - February 2017
  • Having fun with the play parachute donated by 1st Newport Brownies
  • Whole school photo - February 2017
  • More desks arrive at the start of the new academic year (Feb 2017)
  • Dancing at the Ruwenzori View Christmas Fair, in new football kit (Dec 2016)
  • Primary 1 children in the door of their rented classroom (2016)
  • Demonstration session for older girls - feminine hygiene kits (2016)
  • The school Director relaxing with a group of Uphill children on an educational trip - Kampala 2016
  • Training on malaria prevention and the use/care of mosquito nets by a parent (2016)
  • Kindergarten graduates with new solar lanterns (March 2016)
  • Girls' soccer team in new team uniform (April 2016)
  • Boys' soccer team in new team kit (April 2016)
  • Collecting water is a daily chore - here the girls are using the shallow pump (rainy season only)
  • Senior girls performing a cultural dance at Kindergarten Graduation (March 2016)
  • School roll, showing 190 registered children (March 2016)
  • Some of the older pupils celebrating the completion of the new latrine block
  • Vanis receives her prize for coming first in Kindergarten Top Class
  • Kindergarten Top Class waiting for loom bands
  • Primary 4 girls making loom band bracelets (and not sitting with the Primary 4 boys!)
  • The new hand washing tanks are used regularly by the children and staff (2015/16)
  • Primary 5 maths lesson - there is always lots of pupil participation in lessons (2016)
  • P4/5 children (and The Director) all life-jacketed up on the Kazinga Channel boat ride (July 2015)
  • The refurbished laptop computers are in regular use in school - electricity supplies permitting!
  • Shared classroom in 2015 - it is the turn of the Maths teacher to engage his class
  • "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!" (Feb 2015)
  • P5 timetable
  • P5 classroom - revision questions for upcoming exam
  • Graduation gowns were donated by friends of the school from Mullingar, Republic of Ireland
  • Choir singing at a Christmas Fair in Fort Portal (December 2014)

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING 

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  • Village elders were delighted to have access to more donated reading glasses (March 2016)
  • Uphill children want to say 'Thank You' to all Uphill Trust donors!
  • Review of achievements of The Uphill Trust (2015/16)
  • Children proudly displaying sports kit from Crosfields School (2015)
  • Receiving a fantastic donation from Dollar Academy (December 2015)
  • Paralympian Danny Furey on his sponsored wheelchair event through Dundee (Oct 2015)
  • Ugandan paper-beads from Kampala, made into jewellery in Scotland and sold to raise funds for Uphill
  • Purchase of land for a permanent school site (Plot 1, 2015; Plot 2, 2016; Plot 3, 2017)
  • Kindergarten Tyre Playground Sept 2017
  • Danny Rides Again team Sept 2017
  • The old school site is empty - new site, this way!
  • The whole school on on site at last (March 2017)
  • School site with new buildings, seen from the roadside - February 2017
  • The 'life cycle' of the wooden school - it was moved to new school site at the start of 2017
  • 'Upcycled' wooden classrooms on the new school site (Jan 2017)
  • The 'Muddy Mayhem' fundraiser raised a super £1,800! (October 2016)
  • Another great fundraiser in 2016 - the '48 Hour Fence Loupers' motorcycle trip round Scotland
  • 10,000 L water tank installation, one of two! (December 2016)
  • One of two huge water tanks arriving at the school (Nov 2016)
  • Reusable feminine hygiene kits donated by Days for Girls (Moray Coast Group) (2016)
  • New school gate - part of the full site security fence (August 2016)
  • Walls going up on the first block of 3 classrooms (April 2016)
  • New 5-stance ventilated pit latrine on new school site (February 2016)
  • A successful fundraising partnership has been formed with Queen Victoria School, Dunblane (2015/16)
  • Trustee visit in September 2015 - all the Trustees visited Iruhuura in 2015
  • Second hand laptops, digital camera & branded items taken out to the school (2015)
  • 1st Newport Brownies finishing a sponsored walk across the Tay Road Bridge in 2014
  • The water tank purchased with the sponsorship money raised by 1st Newport Brownies (2014)
  • Uphill school girls with their letters from 1st Newport Brownies (Feb 2015)
  • Liddy teaches the children (and staff) how to make loom band bracelets (Feb 2015)
  • 1st Newport Brownies with letters from Uphill Junior School children
  • The lorry with desks & small water tanks got stuck in the mud en route to Iruhuura! (2015)