Education

Youngsters make memories with care home residents

Artistic schoolchildren worked with care home residents to make sure their memories aren’t forgotten. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd have spent time chatting with residents of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham to find about what they liked and enjoyed doing when they were younger. The youngsters then researched their findings and found appropriate […]

New state-of-the-art training centre will help protect former hospital site

A new state-of-the-art training centre that will help protect the derelict site of a former psychiatric hospital from vandals has been given the go ahead. Members of Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the scheme which is the first phase of plans to regenerate crumbling ruins and grounds of the historic North Wales Hospital […]

Surge in demand for security is just the job for electricians who met at college

An electrical business set up by two former apprentices who met in college is enjoying a boom thanks to a surge in security work. Electricians Ryan Griffiths and Nick Dacey teamed up last year as RN Electrical and Security after forming a friendship as apprentice electricians at what is now Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road campus, […]

School project pays respects to the fallen of the Great War

Pupils from seven Denbighshire schools dressed-up as Tommies and made colourful forget-me-nots as part of a project commemorating the First World War. The project was organised by the North Wales International Music Festival who chose Reflections as the theme for this year’s event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. The festival is held […]

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 […]