Injury forced student to change course

Release Date: 13 June 2016

Among the award-winning D&A College students who crossed the stage at the Webster Theatre for the annual prize-giving ceremony on Monday, June 13, were some remarkable students who not only excelled in their subject but pushed themselves just that little bit harder.

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One of these was Louise Pullar who swapped dance for sport after injury made it impossible for her to continue on contemporary dance programme at The Space at D&A Kingsway Campus

Louise was just 18 when she became a student at D&A College’s Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.

“I have loved to dance since I was three years old and was delighted to be accepted on the NC contemporary dance programme on leaving school in 2014,” said the Carnoustie HSFP.

“Unfortunately I have always had problems with my knees growing up and ended up with pain in my shins, and hips as well.

“The dance lecturers were amazing, full of encouragement, and despite my injuries I learned a lot on that course – particularly about anatomy and physiology.”

This inspired the student to seek a new route and enrol on HNC fitness, health and exercise, where there is a strong emphasis on these subjects.

Studying at D&A College Arbroath Campus, the Carnoustie resident utilised what she learned to help get the best out of her own body and stay injury free.

As well as successfully completing her HNC, Louise has recently become a qualified personal trainer.

Armed with the HNC student of the year award from college, the prize-winner will head to university after the summer.