Education

Top trailer firm looking to train and recruit 20 welders

Europe’s biggest trailer maker is looking to train and recruit 20 new welders to cope with a bulging order book. Ifor Williams Trailers has joined forces with the leading commercial training company, Gatewen Training Services, who are based in Wrexham. Jobseekers are being invited to a training and recruitment day at the newly-opened arts centre, […]

Budding Spielbergs make film to find engineers of the future

Budding Spielbergs from three Denbighshire primary schools are working with a pop video producer to make a film to promote engineering as a career. The 35 pupils from Ysgol Carreg Emlyn in Clocaenog, Ysgol Bro Elwern in Gwyddelwern and Ysgol Betws Gwerful Goch have teamed up with digital artist and game developer Rob Spaull, whose […]

Timber company save children’s vegetables from ravenous rabbits

Green-fingered primary school pupils have had their prize fruit and veg saved from ravenous rabbits thanks to a local timber company. Fencing giants Clifford Jones Timber came to the rescue when Llanbedr DC Primary School appealed for help against the bad news bunnies eating their crops. Now the children can look forward to enjoying the […]

Youngsters pop in to say thanks to trailer firm

A nursery group’s plans to move into a new home has been given a major boost. The Cylch Meithrin, in Cynwyd, near Corwen, is refurbishing the former village school which should be ready by September. The staff and a dozen of the youngsters paid a visit to the Ifor Williams Trailers factory down the road […]

Pioneering business park kick-starts construction of 300 new homes

A housing association has built a new business park to create a £30 million a year construction hub. The ground-breaking development by Cartrefi Conwy in Mochdre will kick start plans for regeneration projects across North Wales and to build up to 300 new homes. It is the first of its kind in Wales and will […]

Pupils help care home residents pimp up their zimmer frames to help reduce falls

Residents at a care home have pimped up their zimmer frames – with the help of some creative schoolchildren. The decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with the pupils from […]

Flint school pupils celebrate town’s Roman heritage at new development

Pupils of a Flint school have delved deep into local history to come up with a name for a new £2.8 million housing development in the town. Romans Way was chosen by Form L3 at Ysgol Maeshyfryd who were asked by developers Anwyl Construction and Wales & West Housing to choose a name for a […]

Sneak peek of new eco-friendly cop shop

Youngsters from a local primary school and North Wales’s policing chief were the first to get a sneak preview behind the scenes of a new eco-friendly police station. As a former police inspector Arfon Jones, the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, was familiar with the antiquated high rise premises in Wrexham but this was […]

Play about dementia is emotional experience for youngsters

Youngsters from a Flintshire primary school have given a thumbs-up to a heart-warming play about the impact of dementia seen through the eyes of a young boy. Pupils of Ysgol Gwenffrwd, Holywell, attended a performance of Ŵy, Chips A Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma in Welsh) at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. The play tells the […]

Popular app puts kids at risk of being groomed online, warns police boss

A police boss has warned parents their children could be at risk of being groomed by paedophiles or being bombarded with sexually explicit messages on popular a social media app. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after being briefed about the problem during a visit to the DangerPoint children’s safety centre […]