Mayor praises faith event

Mayor of Grantham Linda Wootten wears a sari at the multi-faith event at Grantham College.

Mayor of Grantham Linda Wootten wears a sari at the multi-faith event at Grantham College.

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A multi-faith day has been held at Grantham College to raise students’ awareness of equality and diversity in the UK.

St Philip’s Centre in Leicester educated staff and 400 students on different faiths and religions, including Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Bahai Faith and Jainism. Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten said: “It was good to meet up with people from so many different faiths. The overriding message that I picked up on, was one of people living in peace and harmony and respect for one and others faiths.”

The college said the event was organised to raise students’ awareness of equality and diversity within the UK. A spokesman said: “Our two Chaplainswere there and our Hospitality & Catering staff made pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Over 400 students attended and got fully involved. They tried on Sari’s (both boys and girls!), tried turbans on, tried the delicacies from various countries and learnt about the various faiths, religions and beliefs.”