Students, teachers and parents are celebrating the start of amajor renovation project at École Rose-des-Vents in Greenwoodtoday, Nov. 26. The $6.5-million project will see the construction of a newgymnasium and information technology lab. “These renovations will make an excellent school even better,”said Premier John Hamm. “And the benefits go far beyond thestudents and staff at École Rose-des-Vents. Any time we improveone of the province’s francophone schools, we’re supporting NovaScotia’s Acadian community and heritage, of which we’re veryproud.” The four-year project will also include the construction of a newfurnace room and electrical room, as well as the conversion ofthe existing gym to a cafeteria. “The new facilities will be a great addition to both thefrancophone and anglophone communities of the Annapolis Valley,”said Louis Cormier, principal at École Rose-des-Vents. “Theschool will more than ever become a real focal point for localpeople and community groups.” École Rose-des-Vents has 183 students in Grades primary to 12. The renovations will be completed in 2007.