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It was while a school pupil that Lisa Davis got her first taste of life at New College Lanarkshire – and she’s been bitten by the cookery bug ever since.

The 18-year-old, who lives in Wishaw, is a first-year student of Life Skills, Employability and Personal Development at the College’s Motherwell Campus. The course is one of a number of options offered by the Supported Learning faculty for students with additional support needs.

Since enrolling in August 2017, Lisa has most enjoyed cookery classes on Mondays – and has recreated the chicken curry and scones recipes learned in the teaching kitchen for her family at home.

She and her classmates often make trips outside the campus on Tuesdays using public transport, which encourages independence and has meant that Lisa has been able to enjoy quality time with her friends.

The course has also boosted her social and communication skills, in addition to improving her confidence levels.

Away from her studies, keen sprinter Lisa is a member of an athletics club and enjoys playing softball.

And after completing her course, she hopes to progress on to a course in Sport and Fitness at New College Lanarkshire.