Enjoy free art, entertainment, wellbeing and penguins - Thursday 4 June

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Healthy Lives - Banner 1 May 2020 - FINAL

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.

If you're in a school, please share this newsletter using your social media or website using the following share button, or you can click the hyperlink in the top right corner of this email:

Bookmark and Share

Just to let you know, you're receiving this because you have either opted in to get emails from the council relating to children and education, or you are one of the Healthy Lives team's regular contacts, or you may also have been forwarded this email from your school.

If you know anyone who would like to sign up to this newsletter, please send them the following link. They will need to close the initial pop-up subscription box and complete the one on the main webpage.  They will then need to choose Children and Education as their preferred topic:


Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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


Free health and wellbeing toolkit

This new online toolkit will help you support children’s health and wellbeing with a particular focus on mental health, building the resilience, self-esteem, kindness and confidence they need at this time. 

You will need to request login details via the main website. You will then be sent the information required to fully login and access the lessons.

Wellbeing resources >

Rockhopper penguins

Edinburgh Zoo's live webcam of the rockhopper penguins

Edinburgh Zoo has 24 rockhopper penguins who are easy to spot among the rest of their penguin colony. Look for their spectacular yellow feathers and bright red eyes. They do not waddle like other penguins, they hop from rock to rock, making them particularly fun to watch 🐧

Edinburgh Zoo >

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Home

The Royal Albert Hall has been around for the nation for almost 150 years and in these extraordinary times closing their doors was the best way to look after the world. But why should that stop them from bringing you some of the world’s most talented artists?

The Royal Albert Home will see artists sharing their work from their homes through their free streaming programme.

Take a look >

Citrus pears

Baked citrus pears and apples

A healthy dessert as a treat is sometimes just what you need. If you have fruit such as pears or apples to use up, consider baking them in the oven with some spices. Fruit that is a bit past its best will still be fine in this recipe. This delicious heart-healthy dish is a perfect warm dessert for cooler evenings.

 Sweet and healthy recipe >

British Museum

Virtual tour of The British Museum

When it comes to virtual tours, you are spoilt for choice at The British Museum. As well as a Google Street View tour of the museum's exterior, there is one which features several of its exhibition rooms. Each room spotlights a particular exhibit of interest, with links to further information about the artefacts.

British Museum >

And remember...

Mother Theresa

“Peace begins with a smile.”

Mother Teresa

TH Healthy Schools logo


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. 

Please feel free to share this email.


Coronavirus updates and advice

The council is supporting the nation's efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus, while running our most critical services and supporting our residents, including those that are vulnerable.  

We are regularly publishing advice for residents, local businesses and more at www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/coronavirus 

We are also sharing updates with our subscribers in regular emails, and publishing stories on social media using #TowerHamletsTogether.

Sign up to our 'health and wellbeing - coronavirus' newsletter to get regular updates delivered to your inbox.

 Sign up for updates >

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 >

Did you know that Tower Hamlets offers other email newsletters to keep you up to date on a variety of topics?

  See the list and sign up!