The new Al-Madinah School, Derby opened its doors at the beginning of September to all children aged four-16 years. The new school offers a strong Muslim ethos and includes a distinct Islamic Studies program alongside the national curriculum. Perfect then, that the school has installed a brand new product range, Wudu Washing and Ablution stations, from Franke Washroom Systems, Chesterfield.
The Al Madinah School teaches its pupils to read and understand the Qur-ᾆn and as part of this teaching provides daily prayers for all students. It is mandated by the holy Qur-ᾆn that every Muslim should perform an ablution to clean oneself before prayer. This act of washing is called Wudu. To reflect this, Wudu is the name of a new stainless steel washing station range from Franke Washrooms Systems. The Al Madinah School is the very first installation of the new product range and was supplied by PTS Plumbing of Shaftesbury Street, Derby and purchased and installed by the Derby mechanical and electrical contractor T Clarke Midlands.
Deputy Principle, Mr Rafiq of Al Madinah says, Wudu is a sacred part of the prayer ritual, so we needed a bespoke product that would be durable, attractive as well as being easy to clean. The 12 new Wudu Wash Stations are not only comfortable but fit with the modern aesthetics of the school.
Franke Washroom Systems, Chesterfield, produce a diverse range of washroom and catering equipment for all types of commercial environments. Stainless steel products for education are an area of specialism including; all washroom requirements such as showers, basins, WCs and urinals plus accessories, water fountains and janitorial requirements. Much of the product range is produced here in the UK in Derbyshire at the companys state of the art manufacturing plant.
The Wudu Washing Station pictured here is made of high-grade stainless steel with a polished satin finish. Wudu is available as a two-person unit measuring 1200mm or alternatively as a single-person unit measuring 700mm, but can be made to any length to suit. Each unit has a non-concussive (soft closing) Bib tap as well as an angled foot rest for user support, which can be lifted for easy cleaning and maintenance. A washing station may be supplied in left or right hand versions, to any size, and each has a domed waste with quick access to plumbing connections via a hidden access panel.