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Students take on Winter challenges as college DofE numbers continue to rise

UP to 100 students took on Winter challenges at one of North Wales’s most popular outdoor activity centres. Level 2 and 3 Uniformed Public Services (UPS) learners from Coleg Cambria sites in Wrexham and Deeside participated in two five-day residential visits to Gwersyll yr Urdd Glan-Llyn, Llanuwchllyn, Bala. Led by Sports and Public Services lecturer […]

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Former students cook up a storm with new careers at college restaurant

COLEG CAMBRIA served up career opportunities for two talented former students. Owain Jones and Bradley Wilford have joined the team at Cambria’s popular Ial Restaurant in Wrexham. Owain, 21, is now working as a sous chef having completed the Level 3 Hospitality and Catering course at Yale. Chef de Partie Bradley, 20, is a graduate of the […]

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Snip and tuck as students complete stunning centrepiece for Welsh barber

IT was snip and tuck but talented students managed to complete a stunning countertop in time for the opening of a popular Wrexham barbershop. Learners from Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site constructed the wooden piece for Matt and Kat Whitfield, owners of Holdfast Barbers in Ty Pawb, Market Street. Owen Haycocks, Zoe Booth, Liam Jones, […]

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New ambassadors and Welsh language commitment for leading college

COLEG CAMBRIA joined organisations across the country in celebrating Welsh language rights. And the north east Wales college has unveiled a team of ambassadors who will support and guide fellow learners and members of their branch of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – Cangen Cymraeg Cambria – for years to come. Cambria also joined public institutions across […]

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Students raise more than £24,000 for Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

STUDENTS raised more than £9,000 in a matter of weeks for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The pandemic could not stop Uniformed Public Services learners at Coleg Cambria achieving the staggering total of £9,157 for the charity campaign. And that takes the college’s overall figure to £24,474 since 2015, a remarkable effort. Lecturer Jason […]

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North Wales college nets sporting success in different fields

COLEG CAMBRIA is powering to sporting glory in different fields. The north east Wales institution emerged victorious in numerous disciplines over past weeks after a successful year. The netball squad were again named Welsh College Champions after a 10-8 win over Coleg Gwent in a closely contested final in Cardiff. They will now go on […]

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Vulnerable teens learn value of personal skills and communication at new music studio

YOUNG people learnt the value of communication and personal skills on a social enterprise pilot programme. Newly launched Wrexham Sounds hosted a group of learners from Bryn Tirion Hall School, which supports vulnerable teenagers with special needs at its site in Bersham. Led by Dave Roberts, the group focused on empathetic listening and understanding strengths […]

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College Christmas markets will bring festive cheer to North Wales this Winter

COLEG CAMBRIA will bring festive cheer to north east Wales with its first ever Christmas markets. Six days of activities and attractions are to take place at the college’s Deeside and Yale Wrexham sites from December 1-10, with more than 40 vendors in attendance. As well as independent producers showcasing their wares, Santa Claus will […]

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Welsh language society celebrates first anniversary with growing numbers and live events

A WELSH language partnership celebrating its first anniversary has gone from strength to strength. Coleg Cambria’s branch of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – Cangen Cymraeg Cambria – has been a huge success in the last 12 months. Welsh medium students have enjoyed access to training, events, and education online during the Coronavirus pandemic. As restrictions ease, […]

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Cyclists complete gruelling 250-mile journey and raise more than £15k for music studio

SPIRITED cyclists completed a gruelling 250-mile journey through the mountains of North Wales to raise money for Wrexham Sounds. Participants in the epic VELO 21 challenge have already surpassed their £15,000 target for the social enterprise, a music studio for disadvantaged youngsters. Beginning at the revamped Rhosrobin site, chairman Chris Lloyd and the group were […]

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