Welcome to the latest news about how Coleg Cambria, Wrexham Police and Freedom Leisure have been active in our Wrexham community. We hope you enjoy it!
Students Complete Kickstart Programme
Students who joined a leading college as teenagers on an employment and training scheme are leaving five years later with bright futures.
Jack Morgan, 20, and 23-year-old James Griffiths started their journey with Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham on the UK Government’s Kickstart programme.
James is from Gwersyllt and is a former St Joseph’s High School pupil. He said: “I took a course in Performing Arts and enjoyed that, but my passion is working behind the scenes. I joined the Diploma in Backstage Theatre Production and have never looked back.”
Jack, who went to St Martin’s School, Oswestry, plans to become a football coach. He said, “I won’t ever forget my time at Cambria. I’ve made some good friends and leave a different person to the one who arrived here, ready to make my mark.”
Visit cambria.ac.uk for more on the courses available at Coleg Cambria.
Free Membership at Freedom Leisure
Freedom Leisure in Wrexham are offering free fitness membership this summer to 17- to 24-year-olds living in the local area. The leisure centres involved are the Gwyn Evans Leisure and Activity Centre in Gwersyllt and Queensway Stadium in Caia Park. Both centres feature state-of-the-art gyms.
Queensway also has a new outdoor gym, squash courts and athletics track, while Gwyn Evans has a swimming pool and some of the best exercise classes in the area.
The offer ends on 30th September.
Freedom Leisure in Wrexham operate these leisure centres in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council. They have secured funding through the Welsh Government’s Summer of Fun initiative.
Police Increasing Community Engagement
Finally, Wrexham police officers recently stepped up their community engagement efforts by playing Rainbow Toffees – Everton’s LGBTQ+ supporters’ group – in Liverpool. The group champion diversity and work to promote equality and eradicate prejudice.
It was an entertaining encounter, with legendary Everton and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall among the crowd.
Championing inclusivity and diversity has been central to the Wrexham officers’ engagement efforts after facing six community sides in friendlies and tournaments already this year.
Travelling to face opposition outside of the Wales area was another pleasing development for Sergeant Dave Smith. He said, “We were delighted to have the opportunity to play in Liverpool. It provided an opportunity to spread our message even further as we look to build bridges between police officers and the public”.
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