Kimberly Wyatt was a special guest as Coleg Cambria learners were celebrated at their annual student awards ceremony.

The event took place at the college’s Yale site in Wrexham, held in person for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The student awards celebrate achievement across all of Cambria’s sites – Northop, Deeside, Llysfasi, and Bersham Road and Yale college in Wrexham.

Denbighshire Free Press: Kimberly Wyatt was a special guest at the ceremony. (Lee Boswell Photography). Kimberly Wyatt was a special guest at the ceremony. (Lee Boswell Photography).

Special guest was Kimberly Wyatt, a star of TV’s Got to Dance, Celebrity Masterchef, Dancing on Ice, and a member of best-selling girl group, Pussycat Dolls.

“It is an absolute honour and privilege to be here with you,” said Kimberly, who is also a Youth Sport Trust Ambassador.

“The college is phenomenal; the facilities are incredible, and I’ve been in awe all day.”

READ MORE: Talented trio of students will be heading to Oxford and Cambridge this September

She added: “Be you, be fearless, be authentic and congratulations to all of you who have put so much hard work into achieving such phenomenal results – well done, everyone.”

Her words were echoed by Cambria’s Principal Sue Price, who praised further education (FE) students for the dedication and hard work shown in past years given the challenges of remote learning and self-isolation in lockdown.

READ MORE: College strikes gold with medals haul in Skills Competition Wales

“It is fantastic to have everyone back in a room together, to celebrate your outstanding achievements and look ahead with confidence as you move towards your future careers,” said Mrs Price.

“Whether it be outstanding academic results, excelling within industry or showing great bravery and inspiration in the face of adversity, you have all once again shown remarkable, inspirational qualities that make us incredibly proud.

Denbighshire Free Press: Jack Sargeant was also a special guest. (Lee Boswell Photography).Jack Sargeant was also a special guest. (Lee Boswell Photography).

“The future looks very bright, and I know will go on to be successful in whatever you choose to do.

“We are all very proud of you for the passion and commitment shown during your time at Coleg Cambria.”

A prizegiving for work-based learning (WBL) students and apprentices was also held by the college.

Special guest was Alyn and Deeside MS Jack Sargeant, who congratulated those in attendance for their talent and drive over the past 12 months.