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Posted: 07/05/10

A place for prayer and reflection

Hindu dancing, Sikh drumming and a tropical steel band will mark the unveiling of a new multi-faith prayer room at West Nottinghamshire College.

The college has created the facility at its Chesterfield Road campus in Mansfield to provide students, staff and visitors with a quiet place for prayer and reflection.

It will be officially opened on Thursday 13 May at 12pm at a ceremony attended by students and staff, featuring music and dance workshops. Polish, Caribbean, Thai and Indian cuisine will be on the menu, adding to the international flavour.

Michael Campbell, student advisor in the health, safety and welfare team, said: “Many of our students and staff have different faiths and religious beliefs so we felt it was important to provide a quiet area for reflection, meditation and prayer within one of our sites.

“The multi-faith prayer room is open to all students, staff and visitors to the college and provides a comfortable place for worship and contemplation away from the busy work environment.

“It’s important to offer a facility that meets people’s cultural and spiritual needs and we’re hoping the prayer room becomes a popular resource at college.”

Earlier this year the college appointed its first ever chaplain, Rob Hurd, who works at the college one afternoon a week to help students and staff explore their spiritual side.