"There is no doubt this is a very special school with fantastic facilities and fantastic teachers who make all the difference. It's just a shame that every school in the country cannot be like Bolton School."

Sir Harry Kroto - Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 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.