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Denbighshire students win awards at national business final

Two groups of enterprising students have won business awards at a national final. Pupils from Llangollen’s Ysgol Dinâs Bran and Rhuddlan’s Cambian Pengwern College won awards at the Young Enterprise Wales final in Cardiff on June 15.
The students entered the competition after a series of business courses run by the Young Enterprise charity, with funding provided by Denbighshire County Council for sessions at five schools in the county.
The Pengwern Planters, made up of 13 students aged 18 to 22, won the best report award as well as the main award, best overall team 2017, while the college’s Corey Jones won the Wales Sir John Moore award.
Stuart Firth, a tutor from Pengwern College, said: “The finals were a fantastic experience with all of the students commenting on how much they had enjoyed the day.
“We also learnt the team’s presentation won first prize in the national team presentation competition which means representatives from our team will now be attending the UK London final at the British Film Institute next month.
“We would like to offer a huge congratulations from all at Cambrian Pengwern College to Pengwern Planters. The team would like to thank everyone who helped support them.” The courses help students set up their own companies and run them for an academic year, under the guidance of business mentors.
They were funded by Denbighshire through its Economic and Community Ambition Programme which aims to support local businesses and ensure the county has a skilled workforce equipped to benefit from jobs and opportunities that arise.

Design work to commence on new 3-16 school

Kier Construction have been appointed as the main contractor to take forward plans to deliver the new 3-16 Catholic school in Rhyl. The project is planned to be funded in partnership by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme.
Kier Construction will now commence design works for the proposed new school, which could replace Ysgol Mair/ St. Mary’s Catholic primary school and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High school should the amalgamation be approved. Denbighshire County Council have now published a Statutory Notice to close both schools and to build a brand new 3-16 Catholic school.A final decision on the proposal will be taken by Cabinet in the autumn.

Denbighshire Artisan & Craft Fairs

On the 29 May we held our first craft fair at the Trefnant Village Hall and had a fantastic day, we filled the hall with local artisans showcased their unique gifts and crafts, from a local artist exhibiting his painting to handcrafted and up cycled Jewellery and homemade jams and cards, handcrafted soaps and candles. The fair was a great success and we attracted locals and holidaymakers alike.
We had a few new stalls this time including local business Bathing Beauty, based at the Source, Nr Denbigh, whom exhibited a few of their award winning products.
A second successful fair was held July 16 at Trefnant Village Hall.

Humane Research Trust

The St. Asaph group of the Humane Research Trust would like to thank everyone who helped raise £214 at the recent fundraiser and for their continued support.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the work of the Trust can log on to or view their Facebook or Twitter pages.
If you would prefer to speak personally to a member of the Trust please telephone 0160 439 8041 and ask for Maxine, Katy or Nickie.