"I remember my days at school vividly and with great affection. Bolton School has a great tradition in the liberal arts. I've always acted for the love of it and this first love was inspired at Hopefield, the school theatre."

Sir Ian McKellen - Actor and Old Boy

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Scenes from the Stratosphere

The Bolton School In Space (BSIS) High-Altitude Balloon Project finally achieved lift off in June 2014!

After months of planning, preparation and testing, six staff and students involved in the project packed their equipment into the minibusand travelled down to the launch site in Cambridgeshire. The balloon reached a height of 108,000 feet, making this the 50th highest launch ever out of the UK and the 75th highest worldwide.

Read more about the launch day adventure here.