ASPIRATION SESSION AT ORGILL PRIMARY SCHOOL, EGREMONT. Keith Nichol, from Smurfit Kappa, spent an afternoon this week stepping back in time and returned to his former school, Orgill Primary School, Egremont. Having started as an apprentice mechanic he started working for Smurfit Kappa 1976 and has worked his way up through the business from the shop floor to general manager. He shared the crushing experience of having been told he’d amount to nothing but how this worked to his advantage and spurred him on to prove them wrong. Chris Pickles from Copeland Borough Council shared a similar experience after having started his career working in a textile mill in Lancashire. He went on to study for a degree in Sport, Health & Leisure with Media. Megan Lake from Sellafield Ltd. shared her work history with the children, one of her earliest jobs involved watching things being set on fire. She also talked about how she jumped from a plane at 2,000 ft and runs a Brownie Guide unit, all things that have given her skills and experiences she can draw upon in her work. The children had some great questions for our business volunteers and I think we’ve given them lots to think and talk about, time now for them to explore what the future might hold for them. A big thank you to Orgill Primary School, Egremont for inviting us in for the Aspiration Session this week and thanks to our business volunteers who shared their stories.