Bolton School Junior Girls

Sir Harry Kroto Visit 2014

In July 2014, Bolton School Old Boy and Nobel Prizewinner Sir Harry Kroto returned to school to give local primary school pupils a lesson about algebra and geometry that culminated with them creating their very own 'Buckyballs' - models of the C60 molecule Buckminsterfullerene, which Sir Harry and his team discovered and which led to them winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996.

Read more about Sir Harry's visit here.


Sir Harry Kroto with Bolton School pupils
Showing progress
Building connections between atoms
Girls create their molecule models
The Buckyballs take shape
The finished product