PACT Educational Trust were honoured to be invited to send a pupil from each of the schools to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for Professor Stephen Hawking at Westminster Abbey on Friday 15 June 2018.
The pupils from Oakwood, Oliver House, The Cedars and The Laurels schools, who were selected for their interest and achievement in STEM subjects, were very privileged to join the 1000 people who were attending the service. Accomplished scientists, celebrities, students and members of the public were invited to join Professor Hawking’s family and friends at Westminster Abbey to give special thanks for his unique contribution to our understanding of science and to witness Professor Hawking’s ashes being interred next to other great scientists, including Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton, in the Abbey. They were reminded, through the inspiring contents of the service, that his was a life of searching for the truth in the field of cosmology and overcoming all adversities.
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Photographer Ben Rix