Aquila House

Pastoral Manager -

Upper Campus - Mr A McCarten

Lower Campus - Miss F Cooper

House Colour: Aquamarine

Named after the Constellation of Aquila

The Story of Aquila

In the ancient Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures, the constellation Aquila is seen as the shape of a flying bird. The pattern contains three prominent stars that can be seen to outline the wings of a bird, but are also the focus of quite different myths in eastern and far eastern cultures.

In Indian mythology the three stars are said to be the footprints of Vishnu, the god who preserves the universe.

n the mythologies of China, Japan and Korea, Altair, Aquila's brightest star, is part of a myth related to another bright star, Vega, in the configuration known as the Summer Triangle. Altair represents a royal herdsman and Vega represents the Sun king. The herdsman falls in love with the king's daughter and marries her, but they are ban- ished to opposite sides of a "river" (the Milky Way) for being so in love that they neglect their duties. They are said to be able to reunite when birds span the river.

The birds associated with the myth are magpies, but may have been inspired by the two bird-shaped constellations, Aquila and Cygnus, that appear in this area of the Milky Way. This love story is still celebrated by a Japanese festival.

Upper Campus

Prefects
AQ1 Harry Lancaster
AQ2 Trinity Ianson
AQ3 Keisha Oldroyd
AQ4 Evie Wood
AQ5 Hannah Shaw
Sports Captain
Male Dexter Chapman
Female Abbi Coppock

Lower Campus

Prefects
AQ1 Gemma Holmes
AQ2 Megan Collett
AQ3 Declan Keeling
AQ4 William Shearer
Sports Representatives
Male Daniel Baldwin-McGee
Female Erica Watson

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