Representatives of the Department of Education, the Tri-CountyRegional School Board, and the community of Barrington, ShelburneCo., helped build a road to a new high school construction sitetoday, Dec. 15. They marked the official beginning of work on the new Barringtonhigh school by resurfacing part of the access road with gravel. “It’s great to have this school underway,” said EducationMinister Jamie Muir. “We know it’s important to the community andthe government will be working hard to complete it as soon aspossible. “The community and school board will be kept informed of progressevery step of the way.” The two-storey, 8,100 square-metre (90,000 square-foot) schoolwill be built at a cost of $14 million on the site known as OakPark. “The board is delighted to see the start of construction for thenew Barrington Municipal High School,” said Faye Haley, chair ofthe Tri-County Regional School Board. “This facility will greatlyenhance the learning of the students and life in the communitiesit serves.” The new school will accommodate about 720 students from grades 7to 12. It is one of five schools being designed simultaneously by Harveyand MacKenzie Architects as part of a program to reduce costs by building multiple schools with the same design. The target for occupancy is early 2006. The Department of Transportation and Public Works will overseethe construction of the school.
Dubai: The theme of the web series ‘Kaafir’ is so powerful that it will transcend all barriers, says its lead actor Dia Mirza, adding that it has been an “incredibly insightful personal journey working on this show”. Mirza said the fact that the Kashmir-set story is inspired by true events, there was a deep sense of curiosity to understand what this entire situation entailed for women and how they got their freedom. ‘Kaafir’ is based on the life and struggle of a Pakistani woman and her daughter who crossed over to India and are held prisoner. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die'”When I first heard a one-line narration from Siddharth Malhotra (producer of the show), my instantaneous reaction was ‘you have to tell the story’. And then of course when I read the script that Bhavani Iyer (the writer) had written, I was blown away by how much humanity there was in the story,” she said. Mirza said the real challenge was to understand how prejudice works. “Because it is such an inward journey and there is so much that one is representative of through the character and the narrative, within the storyline, I think the real challenge was to understand in depth what prejudice does to us as people,” she said. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’The actor said prejudices create divisions among us. “They fundamentally rob us of our true spirit which is love,” she said, adding that the effort was to understand that. “So that meant reading poetry of the Progressive Writers’ Movement, especially at the time of Partition, what families went through at the time and what families go through today even in the economic context,” Mirza said. Also starring Mohit Raina, the web series is directed by Sonam Nair. ‘Kaafir’ is scheduled to be launched on ZEE5 on June 15. PTI read more