Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this occasion to congratulate a 14 year-old student from my riding, Alexandre Harvey, who recently won the gold medal at the Canada-wide science fair held in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Alexandre attends École secondaire Sainte Marie in New Liskeard. His project, aptly titled “Ça cliques-tu?” measured the effect of the sound of a metronome on students writing mathematics tests or spelling dictation.
By comparing marks, Alexandre was able to determine that students who wrote tests to the sound of a metronome got 25% better marks.
Alexandre's goal was to find a way to help students get better marks, regardless of their work methods.
Alexandre is obviously a young scientist who bears watching in future, judging by these excellent results.
Congratulations, Alexandre, we are very proud of you.