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MONTREAL, APRIL 16,  2015-  The English Montreal School Board will host the  Défi Apprenti Génie 2015 event at  Dunrae Gardens  Elementary School  (235 Dunrae) in Town of Mount Royal on Friday, April 17 (10 a.m.).

Nine schools, including host Dunrae Gardens and Pierre Elliott Trudeau in Rosemount from the EMSB, will compete. The others are all from the French system: École Père-Vimont, École Charles-Perrault, École Du Pélican, École Piché-Dufrost, École Le Sentier, École Catherine-Soumillard and École Paul-Jarry

The EMSB takes pride in collaborating with educational stakeholders to provide a variety of opportunities in science and technology whereby students can experience authentic situations to apply for everyday use. Teachers work diligently to prepare their students for these extraordinary opportunities to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. This event highlights the scientific competencies with which these teachers have challenged their students to develop.

This year, the students designed a technological tool, a forcep, to be able to pick up different weighted objects.  It represents a fascinating   challenge for students to use their logic and experiment by considering which materials and designs would best serve the accomplishment of this grand task. On this special day, the students will have opportunities to interact and share dialogue with other students from the metropolitan area and share their ideas.

With the encouragement and support of each school, all students will learn to develop tools and technologies for the future. “We are pleased to encourage these students in their scientific journey in the process of active inquiry and wish them much success,” said Dunrae Gardens Principal Darlene Kehyayan.

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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