Topics for 2014
Giants, Scandinavia, Emergency Aid, Reptiles, The Science of Colour, Up in the Air, Pets, Wetlands, Pompeii, Fun with Fungi, The Orchestra, Christmas
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.
– 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: Emergency aid
Our Emergency aid issue looks at the different ways we help each other in challenging situations, during wars and after natural disasters. Learn all about Florence Nightingale and Médecins Sans Frontières, an organization that provides healthcare wherever human need is greatest. Humans aren’t the only species that come in handy in a crisis though – our feature on animals at war celebrates the bravery of daring dogs, plucky pigeons and even audacious elephants who’ve gone beyond the call of duty in troubled times.
Our Reptiles issue is packed full of creatures that slither, snap, spit and scuttle. Find out how and why a chameleon changes the colour of its skin, read about the life and times of paleontologist Mary Anning and make your own fully articulated pet snake from cardboard tubes.
May: The Science of Colour
Be prepared to get messy as AQUILA explores the science and art of painting. We look at the physics of colour, study the use of maths in painting and chat with the artist Becca Stadtlander about life as a painter. You can also learn how to go out and paint your own landscapes with Polly Chrome’s painting masterclass. Overalls highly recommended!