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Army veteran to depart college role following golden retirement celebration at Buckingham Palace

A LECTURER and Army veteran who committed 37 years to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award received a golden retirement present. Alan Lowry – who leaves his role as Sports and Public Services Lecturer and DofE Coordinator at Coleg Cambria this…

Welsh baker achieves slice of victory in first ever Britain’s Best Cake contest

A SKILLED apprentice achieved a slice of success in the first ever Britain’s Best Cake competition. Coleg Cambria learner Naomi Spaven, from Mold, won the Fruit Cake category with a delicious dark chocolate, orange and ginger Bara Brith. Naomi, who…

College leader to represent North Wales as ambassador for global charity targeting mental health in hospitality

A LEADER from Coleg Cambria was selected to help champion mental health awareness and support in the hospitality industry. Work-based Learning Manager Kate Muddiman is the North Wales Ambassador for The Burnt Chef Project. The global organisation provides education, guidance,…

Students with additional learning needs and/or disabilities enjoying sports success

STUDENTS with additional learning needs and/or disabilities are enjoying sports success at Coleg Cambria. ILS (Independent Living Skills) learners at the college’s Northop site have excelled in a series of competitions this year. The seven-aside football squad was battling for…

Golden girl Jess has heart set on Paralympics following equine victory

GOLDEN girl Jess Pritchard rode to victory in a prestigious equestrian competition. The Coleg Cambria student won the 1* Grade Three Para Dressage competition at the Addington International Arena. Representing Team GB, Jess – an Entry Level 3 Learner in…

Buoyant lecturer to take the plunge for transformative swimming charity

A BUSINESS lecturer will take the plunge for a transformative children’s charity. Anne Williams, a tutor at Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham, is to participate in the epic Aquasphere Chillswim Coniston End to End Swim this summer. The 5.2-mile challenge…

Four metre Welsh knife dragon will breathe fire into weapon awareness campaign

A FOUR-METRE dragon constructed from thousands of weapons will breathe fire into a knife awareness campaign. The stunning metal sculpture is being built at Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site, in partnership with North Wales Police and Wrexham Council. Lecturer John…

Social mobility charity celebrating 10th anniversary expands services with college support

A TRANSFORMATIVE social mobility charity celebrating its 10th anniversary will support and educate even more young people across north east Wales in 2024. WeMindTheGap has received additional funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to extend its WeDiscover, WeGrow and WeBelong provision from January onwards….

Students capped a brilliant year with call ups for Wales

STUDENTS capped a brilliant year by earning call-ups for their country. Jack Hawkins and Seren Cashen were both picked to play for Wales in 2023 and received their caps over the festive period. Jack, a Level 3 Sports learner, was…

Spanish steps for new-look sports courses at leading North Wales college

INDUSTRY placements and international work experience are at the heart of a top college’s new-look sports programmes. Coleg Cambria Deeside has revamped courses to ensure learners are ready to enter the world of work on completing their studies. Lecturer and…