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PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU STUDENTS GET A VISIT FROM SQ BOMB SQUAD

MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 As a part of the new robotics program at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School in St. Leonard, the school recently welcomed the Sret de Quebec bomb squad and their high-tech robot recently.

Organized by French teacher Patrick Charland, the students welcomed Officer Mathieu Deguise who explained to them his duties in the bomb squad in the classroom, which was followed by a live demonstration in the gym by the robot.

In addition to the live demonstration, students were able to get up close and personal with the robot and examine all of its moving parts.

The robotics program is new for the 2014-2015 academic year at Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Charland has begun to introduce the students to robots as a component in his French classes and used this visit as a way to demonstrate how robots are used in every day life.

Please follow this link for a video from the presentation: https://vimeo.com/109137629

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca