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Soldiers march to promotion after achieving Welsh college qualifications

SOLDIERS are marching toward promotion after brushing-up on their maths and English skills. Members of the Army Reserves attended Level 1 and Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy courses at Coleg Cambria. Among them was Wendy Biggs, 51, whose dedication and progress were rewarded with the college’s prize for Essential Skills Learner of the Year. Wendy, […]

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Groundbreaking gardener reflects on life in North Wales after TV success

THE blossoming botanical career of a ground-breaking gardener featured on a national television programme. Martin Duncan, Head Gardener and Landscape Designer at medieval Arundel Castle in West Sussex, featured on the latest series of Channel 5’s Great British Gardens. A former student at the Welsh College of Horticulture in Northop – now Coleg Cambria – Martin […]

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From the only girl in plumbing class to college estates boss – rapid rise for young handywoman

A FORMER plumbing student is building a career in estate management following a rapid rise through the ranks at Coleg Cambria. Aged just 23, Laura Hughes has been promoted to Estates Officer with responsibility for the college’s Deeside site, including the £14m Sixth Form Centre. Having joined the department as an apprentice four years ago, […]

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North Wales college chef serving up food and drink at Wimbledon championships

A TOP chef is serving up food and drink at the world’s number one tennis tournament. Barry Langston, head chef at Coleg Cambria’s Ial Restaurant in Wrexham, has been joined by two Hospitality and Catering students at the Wimbledon tennis championships. Over the coming days, Barry – who worked previously in Le Mans, France, and has operated […]

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Thrillseeker Hari won’t let blindness stop lifelong dream to work with horses

HARI ROBERTS has been blind since birth, but that has not stopped him living an action-packed life. A self-confessed thrillseeker, the 19 year-old has been riding horses for 10 years and is currently studying Equine Care and Management at Coleg Cambria. As well as eventing, cross country and dressage he has taken part in many […]

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Land-based college to host special centenary open day this weekend

A SPECIAL centenary open day will be held at one of the country’s top land-based colleges. Coleg Cambria Llysfasi will host the event from 10am-2pm on Saturday (June 26). Adhering to social distancing and Coronavirus safety measures, staff at the Denbighshire site – celebrating its 100th anniversary – look forward to welcoming visitors for the first […]

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Virtual college awards celebrate achievement of students in pandemic

COLEG CAMBRIA learners have achieved incredible things in the past year. And they were recognised at the college’s annual Student Awards. Sadly, a ceremony could not take place due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but that did not stop them paying tribute to those who had excelled over the last 12 months Up to 90 prizes […]

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180 people join college Eisteddfod online due to Coronavirus pandemic

A POPULAR Welsh Eisteddfod was held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Taking the event online did not stop more than 180 members of the Learn Welsh North East provision participating in the Eisteddfod y Dysgwyr (Learner’s Eisteddfod), organised by Coleg Cambria and Popeth Cymraeg. Entrants submitted their work and performances via photographs, […]

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Coleg Cambria ASD student writes series of books for children with autism

AN INSPIRING student has written a series of books for children with autism. Amy Le Dain, from Buckley, created Autism and Sea following her own experiences with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and wants to help young people to better understand the condition. The 27 year-old is currently studying Sound Engineering and Music Production and has put together […]

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Fron go number one in classical charts to delight of singing college tutor

DARYL STEPHENSON is on cloud nine after reaching the top of the charts with a world-renowned choir. Daryl, a work-based learning assessor at Coleg Cambria Deeside, is a tenor with the award-winning Fron Male Voice Choir. Based in the Dee Valley, they reached number one in both the Classical Artist and Classical Combined charts with […]

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