Education

Culinary kids get a pizza the action

CULINARY whizz kids got in on a pizza the action when a Wrexham restaurant was transformed into a classroom for the morning. As part of its education programme, Pizza Express at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre invited along a group of budding master chefs from St Christopher’s School to make their own pizzas. The Year […]

Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at care home

A 93-year-old former teacher who lives in a Barry care home has inspired a heart-warming pen pal scheme involving residents and pupils of a nearby school. The postman arriving at Springbank Care Home on College Road causes a ripple of excitement as they eagerly await the latest batch of letters from youngsters at Jenner Park […]

Coffee shop helps tots to mind their Welsh language in weekly story sessions

A community-minded coffee shop is helping to brew up interest in learning the Welsh language from the earliest possible age. Starbucks at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham is hosting weekly sessions where tiny tots and their mums or dads can hear stories and join in with nursery rhymes all in Welsh. The Wednesday […]

Bakery gears up to launch batch of 14 new products

A leading bakery firm is gearing up for the launch of 14 new products in the New Year. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has appointed eight new apprentices as they prepare to ramp up production for four major retailers. The new products have all been developed at the family firm’s Baking Academy and Innovation Centre at […]

Water experts safeguard new school from risk of flooding

A team of water management experts has come up with a plan to safeguard a £10.5 million new primary school site and local homeowners from the risk of flooding. Ruthin-based Waterco didn’t have far to go for one of their latest major contracts – Denbighshire County Council’s flagship new primary school is being built just […]

Big-hearted shoppers boost school’s cash flow

A Wrexham school has improved its cash flow thanks to the generosity of shoppers. Nine pupils from St Giles’ School headed down to Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre to help empty coins from the centre’s water feature. Shoppers have been treating the shallow pool at the top of the centre’s Spanish Steps like a wishing well […]

Wales’ first virtual care home sparks economic renaissance in Wrexham

A care organisation has been hailed for helping to spearhead an “economic renaissance” in Wrexham after opening the first virtual training centre of its kind in Wales. Pendine Park have invested £250,000 in massively refurbishing the  8,000 square foot building on Wrexham Technology Park  where they will be training the social care professionals of the […]

Dancing grannies gone bad head for Wrexham

It’s more hip op than hip hop but the dancing grannies who make up the world’s first trolley dance display team are heading for Wrexham. The hilarious Granny Turismo, a group of “grannies gone bad” rampaging around on souped-up shopping trolleys, will be the star attraction at fun-packed student event on October 5. Visitors to the Eagles […]

New bakers honoured as drive is launched to recruit another batch

A talented group of newly-qualified apprentices at a bakery have been hailed as stars of the future by the UK’s top trainer. According to Yvonne Evans, who was crowned Assessor of the Year by the Times Educational Supplement, the seven apprentices at the Village Bakery were “truly exceptional”. As a reward, they were each presented by […]

Cash boost for brick children school thanks to Wrexham finance firm

A WREXHAM-based charity which helps some of Nepal’s most impoverished children gain an education has thanked a finance firm for a cash boost. Treasurer of The Brick Children School charity, Terry Wales, met with Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Director Medwyn Edwards to share with him the good work which the charity does. The charity was […]