wrexham

Leadership programme supports growth of music studio for disadvantaged kids

A RENOWNED leadership programme hit all the right notes with a talented music studio manager. Wrexham Sounds has gone from strength to strength since opening its doors in February, providing disadvantaged children and young people with music-based activities, courses and lessons. Schools, agencies, charities and families use the Rhosrobin-based social enterprise, which draws on a talented […]

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Politician returns to former college for inspirational awards ceremony

A FORMER college student now treading a successful career in politics returned to celebrate the success of work-based learners and apprentices at an annual awards ceremony. Alyn and Deeside MS Jack Sargeant was special guest at Coleg Cambria’s Student Awards, where he handed out prizes to 29 winners in a range of categories, from Engineering […]

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Pussycat Doll and Masterchef winner headlines student awards ceremony

THE resilience and talent of Coleg Cambria learners were celebrated at its annual student awards ceremony. The event took place at the college’s Yale site in Wrexham, held in person for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Special guest was Kimberly Wyatt, a star of TV’s Got to Dance, Celebrity Masterchef, […]

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College leadership programme celebrates success of debut cohort

COLEG CAMBRIA is developing and supporting future managers and leaders to help the institution evolve and grow for years to come. The college’s Aspiring Leaders programme was launched in September, designed to promote succession planning, encourage passionate, proactive, and motivated staff, and build even stronger working relationships between employees across the college’s sites in Wrexham, […]

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Sporting star with cerebral palsy designs fitness routines for disabled gym users

A SPORTS and leisure assistant with cerebral palsy designed exercise sessions to attract and support disabled gym users. Inspirational Zach Chapman wanted to help people of all ages to access health and fitness post-pandemic, after spending so much time in self isolation during lockdown. Zach, from Connah’s Quay, was born with ataxic cerebral palsy, a […]

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WokStar Dylan wins Chinese cooking competition for college

COLEG CAMBRIA student Dylan Quartly is one step away from winning £3,000 and being named the UK’s rising ‘Wokstar’ in a new Chinese cooking competition for catering students. Dylan, aged 18, dazzled the judges in the very first heat of the competition, which saw five students from the college’s Yale site in Wrexham put to […]

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Prime Minister’s award for directors of music studio supporting disadvantaged children

LEADING lights at a popular music studio for disadvantaged young people have been lauded for their inspirational work in the community. Chris Lloyd, Dave Gray and Caroline Richards – volunteer directors of Wrexham Sounds – are recipients of the UK Government’s daily Points of Light Award. The programme is supported by all members of Parliament, […]

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Streetwise students use commercial savvy to raise money for North Wales hospice

STREETWISE students used their commercial savvy to raise more than a thousand pounds for palliative care. Level 3 BTEC Business learners from Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham ran a successful pop-up shop in aid of Nightingale House Hospice. In less than 48 hours they gathered just under £700, which combined with an auction, a five-a-side […]

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College’s 100 activities over five sites and five days for Mental Health Awareness Week

COLEG CAMBRIA has organised up to 100 activities across five days and five sites to support the mental health of students and staff. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, sessions have focused on positivity and resilience, coping with exam stress – notably post-pandemic following periods of self-isolation in lockdown – social media and mental health, […]

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Young carer inspired by brother’s chemo recovery shines bright with studio support

AN ACCLAIMED music studio is providing young carers and disadvantaged children with free lessons to provide inspiration and an escape from the challenges of everyday life. Wrexham Sounds has received positive feedback from schools, community groups and health and wellbeing organisations in response to its singing and instrumental workshops. Among those to benefit was 12 […]

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