Calcey Hosts Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) 6th Graders for a TRACE Educational Workshop


“We realized that there was a whole different world out there competing with the most innovative, unique designs. They followed a process quite similar to what we do in a Design class at OSC. We are thankful to our school for training us so early, in disciplining us to face the challenges which will be thrown at us in the real world eventually.”  Anargi Jayakody, OSC Class 6.2A

Calcey recently joined the TRACE team to host the 6th graders from the Overseas School of Colombo to experience product design firsthand.

Their first stop was electronic car manufacturing with “Vega” . They explored the research, planning, design and creation that goes into these machines and met the people who make it happen.

Since they have been studying product design they put their knowledge to work designing the “ideal water bottle” .

Their task was to design their own water bottle for everyday use. These creative students came up with water bottles integrating wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and just about anything else you could ever need.

Giving children knowledge is the focus of most education systems, but teaching them to be innovative and motivating them to succeed allows them to take that knowledge and do something with it. We hope the students from OSC were able to put their knowledge to use and we can’t wait to see them become the next generation of innovators.

Thanks to the students and teachers at OSC as well as the rest of the TRACE Team for making this event a success!