Thinking, reading and asking questions

AQUILA is a monthly educational magazine that will keep children entertained with intelligent, advert-free reading. Every issue contains factual articles, puzzles and fun activities that will enrich their general knowledge.

Why subscribe:

– Perfect for inquisitive, independent readers of 8-12 years
– New topic including science every month
– Wholesome and challenging alternative to most children’s magazines
– Encourages a caring, well-rounded take on life

Teachers recommend AQUILA

A study by the British Educational Research Association showed that 1 in 5 primary-aged children receives insufficient challenge in the class room. AQUILA Magazine is recommended to extend children with a variety of cross-curricular material.

“Children deserve good writing and innocent fun!”

A message from the Editor, Freya Hardy

“Our readers are amazing. They’re switched on, passionate and full of creative ideas. These children deserve a place where they can explore their interests in history, science, art and maths, free from the negative impact of peer pressure and all-pervasive advertising. At AQUILA we consider it a privilege to provide them with such a space. We’ve spent the last 20 years honing our content to appeal to and challenge these bright and brilliant children and the lovely feedback we get from them is the most rewarding part of my job as editor.”

 


March: Science of Humour

Why do we laugh? Are we the only species with a sense of humour? Why don’t we all find the same things funny? What on earth is a funny bone anyway, and why do we call it that? The AQUILA team is on hand to answer all your questions (and have a giggle at the same time) in our Science of Humour issue. We’ll take a look at laughing animals, find out how humans develop a sense of humour and explore the exciting world of improvisation with a real-life stand-up comic. All that, and Harvey looks at the (frankly massive) prank potential of invisibility cloaks.

April: French Revolution

What happens in a society when the gap between rich and poor gets too wide? What responsibilities do those at the top owe those at the bottom? Are the principles of the French Revolution, of ‘Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité’, still useful today? We’ll investigate all these questions in our feverish French Revolution issue. Harvey looks at the life of Antoine Lavoisier, the ‘father of modern chemistry’. Polly makes rather fetching wigs out of newspaper. Aquila explores the ghosts of Versailles and Calculata meets Sophie Germain, revolutionary mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

March 2015:
Science of Humour

Why do we laugh? Are we the only species with a sense of humour? The AQUILA team is on hand to answer all your questions (and have a giggle at the same time).

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Coming up next:

• French Revolution
• Big Statistics
• The Incas
• Shipwrecks/Australia
• Being a Victorian
• The Invisible Issue
• Life on Mars
• Memory


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