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Micro-Tyco Event: Where did the money go?

Micro-Tyco-484x289-484x289Mrs Orr received a letter from the Micro-Tyrco organisers regarding the money which was raised by the pupils, staff and friends of Uplawmoor.  The money has gone towards supporting two ladies from Kenya and the Philippines start up their own business.    Both ladies are in the food industry and are using the money to buy stock and supplies which will allow them to grow and develop their own business.  For further information, please click the link below to find out about the business plans for Janneth and  Mwanamkasi.

Click to access WildHeartsCaseStudyNovember2015.pdf

P4/5 Micro Tyco – Final Amount!

DSCN1107A huge congratulations to Mrs Orr and P4/5 who have completed their Micro Tyco project and raised an astonishing £1489.67!

The money will be invested by a charity called Wildhearts to help the world’s poorest people work their own way out of poverty with dignity and self respect.

P4/5 would like to say a final thank you to all the friends, staff, pupils and parents who helped us raise such a large sum of money.

‘Micro-Tyco’ Skills Auction – Friday 10am

Mrs Orr and Primary 4/5 would like to remind parents that the Micro-Tyco Skill Auction is taking place on Friday 6th March at 10am in the school. Please click here Skills Lots  to see a list of the auction lots available.

If people are not able to attend they can bid by e-mailing Mrs Orr on OrrG1@uplawmoor.e-renfrew.sch.uk. auction

Closing date for e-mailed bids is Thursday 5th March at 12.30pm.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Friday!


Enterprise with P4/5


Primary 4/5  from Uplawmoor are currently taking part in a topic called Micro-Tyco. Micro-Tyco is a challenge where children are given £1 and challenged to grow it into as much money as possible in four weeks.

At the end of the four weeks all the money created by the pupils will be invested by a charity called WildHearts who will provide loans to small businesses in the developing world helping them earn their way out of poverty with dignity.

cinemaSo far we have made door stops, bracelets and wine charms and sold them at the village shop. We are running a weekly tuck shop at school and have planned a movie afternoon on Friday 27th February at the Mure Hall.  The cost of entry is £2.50 and there will be juice and sweets available for the children to buy.  Any child who does not bring money to buy a movie ticket will stay at school with a member of staff. 


We are also running a Skills Auction which will take place in school in the afternoon of 7th March at 2.15pm.  This is where rather than goods people donate time, skills or special treats to attract bids.

Common promises offered are; baby-sitting, car washing, ironing, guitar lessons, dog walking, computer help, aromatherapy session, gardening, painting and decorating or the use of holiday home

The list really is endless. Everyone can do something. If you have a business such as hairdressing, massage, reflexology offering an auction freebie can also be a great way to market your services to a wide audience and gain new customers. If you would like to take part please contact Mrs Orr on with a note of your name and the skill you would be prepared to offer. You do not have to have a child at the school to take part. We would love to involve as many people in the village as possible.

Please help us out as all the money is going to a really worthwhile cause.  The more the merrier!

money pic

Thank you for our Tripod!

Primary 6/7 would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents, staff and friends who purchased a Welcome to Uplawmoor DVD from us. 

We raised £58 and we are delighted to announce we were able to purchase a tripod for the school.  We would like to personally thank Eva’s dad, Matt,  who sourced a fantastic deal for us. 

We have already used our tripod to record our performance with Pace!

P6/7 – ‘Welcome to Uplawmoor’ DVD Sales

Primary 6/7 would like to say a huge THANK YOU to those who have purchased one of our ‘Welcome to Uplawmoor’ DVDs.  As part of our enterprise topic, we decided it would be useful to make a DVD for children who may join our school in the middle of their education.  The DVD gives them an opportunity to meet teachers, children and staff and learn a little about life at Uplawmoor Primary.  We planned, filmed, edited and burned our movie onto disc.  We also used our art and ICT skills to design a front cover and used our literacy skills to write an informative leaflet to accompany the DVD.  In maths, we researched the cost of a tripod and decided on a suitable pricing plan which covered our costs of the blank DVDs and made us a fair profit.

So far we have raised £48 which will go towards buying our own tripod for future filming opportunities.  If you would like to buy one of our DVDs, please put £2 in an envelope with your child’s name clearly written on the front and we will be delighted to provide you with a DVD and a leaflet.

Please note, the DVDs can only be watched on a laptop or computer.

Thank you once again, from P6/7.