School staff well-being, virtual travel and life under the sea 🐬

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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...

Staff wellbeing

Wellbeing support for all Tower Hamlets staff

The Tower Hamlets Community Education Provider Network are offering all Tower Hamlets staff, including teaching staff, a safe virtual space to share experiences and good practice around wellbeing. 

Participants will have an opportunity to discuss how they have been impacted by the recent changes, coping strategies, challenges, and what they have found useful - including what solutions they have used.

Currently, the sessions are running twice/week, and are one hour long. The sessions are open to all Tower Hamlets staff - we would like to encourage school staff in particular to participate.

Please click on a date below to register you place.

  • The link to your webinar session will be sent to you via calendar invite on the morning of your session.
  • Please add your name to the waiting list if fully subscribed (you will be offered priority place for future sessions).


TUE 9 JUNE - 12pm to 1pm >    THU 11 JUNE - 2pm to 3pm >

TUE 16 JUNE - 2pm to 3pm >   THU 18 JUNE - 12pm to 1pm >

TUE 23 JUNE - 12pm to 1pm >   THU 25 JUNE - 1pm to 2pm >

Machu Picchu

Take a tour of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu

Travel over 6,000 miles from Tower Hamlets. Using 360° technology, you can explore the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. An audio guide accompanies each section in detail as you go. 

Explore here >


Travel around Japan by rail 🚅

5,800 miles east, travel Japan by rail with the help of Google Earth. Japan Rail Pass has put together a list of iconic sights in Japan for you to explore. Take a look at Mount Fuji, view the world-famous cheery blossoms and even stroll through a bamboo forest.

Discover Japan >

Life under the sea

Adventures in History: Life under the sea 🌊

Join CBBC presenter Ben Shires on the Imperial War Museums’ website and YouTube channel as he meets Ed – a Submariner in the Royal Navy.

Life under the sea >

Ancient Egypt

Tour the National Galleries of Scotland

Closer to home, just 330 miles north of Tower Hamlets, take a virtual tour of the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. Guided tours include Ancient Egypt, and much more.

 Wonder at ancient Egypt >

And remember...

Barack Obama

"If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress."

Barack Obama

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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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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 

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.

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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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