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Sindall invites internationally recognised motivational speaker to inspire students

Cathy O’Dowd with students from Energy Coast UTC
Cathy O’Dowd with students from Energy Coast UTC

[M]organ Sindall was delighted to invite a number of local sixth form students from Energy Coast UTC, West Lakes Academy, Workington Academy and St Benedict’s School to meet the highly acclaimed mountaineer and inspirational speaker, Cathy O’Dowd.

Cathy is an internationally recognised motivational speaker and author; she was the first woman to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, from both its north and south sides.

For over 20 years, Cathy has been a professional speaker, working in over 40 countries on six continents, her stories focus on the importance of getting the best out of people. She is renowned as an inspirational and passionate story-teller.

Andrew Crowder, Operations Director – Nuclear, at Morgan Sindall, said: “Meeting Cathy is a fantastic opportunity for students who are about to embark on an apprenticeship or further their educational studies. I hope the students draw upon this experience and use Cathy’s drive, motivation and sheer resilience to realise that with hard work anything is possible.”

Jonny Sunter, Pastoral Head of Sixth Form West Lakes Academy, said: “It has been a privilege for our students to benefit from such an experience. Hearing the concept of Cathy’s climb was so inspirational.”

Lucy a Year 12 student from Energy Coast UTC, said: “Cathy’s talk has inspired me to push on in my future career; with the right support I now believe anything is possible.”

Morgan Sindall is currently working in partnership with Sellafield Ltd as part of the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA). The ISA is responsible for a £1.1 billion contract to provide essential infrastructure assets to the Sellafield site.

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