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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.  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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The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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


THAMES summer singing challenge – Song #3

The third song in the Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) singing challenge is Pharrell Williams’ Happy. Hopefully this joyous song will get you singing and dancing and looking forward to happy times ahead.

Don’t forget, the song challenge ends on Friday 19 June. Please send photos of you singing on the day and they will include them in their Singing Challenge online photo album.

Singing competition >

Make music day

Make music day

Make Music Day is a global celebration of music in 125 countries, taking place on Sunday 21 June and this year, the worldwide festival will be moving online.

There is a range of exciting projects for everyone to get involved with, including:

  • Bash the Trash - making instruments from recycling and old clutter
  • Lockdown Sound Challenge - submitting your own recordings of everyday noises and then be astounded as a team of producers turn your found sounds into music
  • Bring me Sunshine song competition
  • Auld Lang Syne virtual choir and ensemble

And on Sunday 21 June, you can stream live performances, workshops and talks throughout the day from music-makers all over the world. 

Make music! >

Activity packs

Think U Know - home activity packs

Think U Know have created home activity packs to support parents. Each fortnight, they will release new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities parents and carers can do with their child to support their online safety.

Activity packs >

Wellbeing resources

Boost your child's wellbeing

Partnership for Children have developed short ten-minute activities to help children find healthy ways to deal with their feelings. The activities cover feelings, staying connected, dealing with change, getting along, dealing with worries and relaxing. They are designed for children aged five to nine but can be adapted for younger or older children.

Children's wellbeing >

And remember...


"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

Mahatma Gandhi

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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 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.

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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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