Lots of ways to stay fit with a focus on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - Thursday 28 May

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Here are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends.  There's something for everyone.

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The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

Ian Mills

Ian Mills home learning series for SEND children

PE Teacher Ian Mills has produced a physical education home learning series with a focus on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) children. Each day at 9.30am he live streams activities based on sensory integration.

Get involved >

Olympics and WWE

Special Olympian and WWE superstar team up to help you achieve your fitness goals

Special Olympics athlete Stephanie Ching has been competing for more than 25 years and has now teamed up with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch to produce a comprehensive video series called 'School of Strength'.

A detailed caregiver kit accompanies the series which contains a tracking sheet for workouts and guidance on healthy habits, nutrition, hydration, and physical activity.

 School of Strength video >  Caregiver kit >

Adaptive yoga

Adaptive Yoga with Wheel Power (The British Wheelchair Sports Foundation)

The British Wheelchair Sports Foundation have launched 'Wheel Power', a series of adaptive yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise comfortably at home. The sessions will help to free up tightness in the upper body, discuss the importance of good posture and joint alignment and provide a guide on using the breath.

Adaptive yoga >

PE at home

PE at Home Resources

A school in Aston, near Birmingham, has produced free PE at home resources for a variety of curriculum sports including basketball, tennis and gymnastics. The differentiated resources have a number of challenges, utilise resources found in your home and also incorporate active learning in literacy and numeracy.

 PE at home >

And remember...

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

"Anything is possible. Part of it is how much you want to do it."

Tanni Grey-Thompson

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The Healthy Lives Team want to support you with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We will be sending you regular newsletters that will be relevant whether you are at home with your children, working from home or at school. 

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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