Fun ideas for school or home including tennis and magic tricks

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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.  From next week we will be sending out the Healthy Lives newsletter three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There's something for everyone.

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

How to be epic

Be 'epic at home'

CBBC’s ‘How to Be Epic @ Home’ series has one aim…to help you become epic during the lockdown. Each show is around ten minutes but packed full of ideas to practice and master at home, including magic tricks, brain teasers, dance, and arts and crafts!

Be epic >

Ternnis at home

How to play tennis at home 🎾

The Lawn Tennis Association explain how you can improve your tennis skills any time, anywhere, using their activities hub for the whole family.

It has four areas:

  1. Short video exercises,
  2. Activity cards,
  3. Personal development challenges
  4. Learning activities relating to curriculum subjects

Tennis at home >


#TOGETHERACTIVE with the Saracens Sport Foundation

The #TOGETHERACTIVE series by Saracen’s Rugby Club includes a variety of interactive and differentiated exercise classes.

Videos, led by skilled and qualified members of the Saracens Sport Foundation, include:

  • Rugby and movement skills
  • PE games
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Cheer-leading
  • Dance

Workout with the Saracens >

Lets draw with Star Wars

Let’s draw Star Wars

Do you know your Yoda from your Kylo Ren? Your Millennium Falcon from your X-Wing? Do you also love to draw?! These short episodes from Star Wars Kids will teach you how to draw something new from the Star Wars galaxy - for all ages and skill levels.

Star Wars >

And remember...


"Do, or do not...there is no try."


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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

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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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