West Ham FC's first virtual sports day

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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...

West Ham

West Ham Foundation virtual sports day

This Friday 26 June West Ham will be hosting their first Virtual 'Claret and Blue Sports Day' - part of Youth Sport at Home week. 

There will be 20 pre-recorded activities available via their YouTube Channel, helping to make the day as accessible as possible. All of these comply with current government guidelines and use basic household equipment to get children active while in their own home or in school.

Get involved >

Urban nature challenge

Groundwork London Urban Nature Challenge

Groundwork.org.uk have created four FREE Key Stage 3 curriculum-linked PSHE, geography and biology lessons aimed at building pupil resilience, wellbeing and connection to nature.

No teacher prep is needed and lessons can be split into daily tasks or completed in one go.

There is a worksheet and video for each lesson:

  1. Urban Nature - map your local neighbourhood
  2. Peace and Quiet - wellbeing and mindfulness
  3. Natural Treasures - find and ID local flora and fauna
  4. Grow Your Own - food growing at home

To receive your FREE resources please contact Groundwork directly by emailing tilly.cook@groundwork.org.uk or call 07912 27 1961.

PE home learning

PE home learning from Youth Sport Trust

The PE home learning resources from the Youth Sport Trust offer a range of PE activities that can be done individually, in pairs or in small groups. This includes athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, health related exercises, inclusion (boccia), locomotion, and outdoor and adventure.

Activities have a focus on the development of physical proficiency, personal skills and supporting social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Get active >

Andy's Wild Workouts

Andy’s wild workouts

Are you ready to explore, go wild and show off your best moves? Presenter, Andy, travels the world to amazing places and learns to move like the animals he meets. Join Andy in Episode One, where he goes on an adventure to find the biggest fish in the ocean and along the way finds an octopus, white tipped shark and a whale shark.

Wild workouts >

Blue Peter

Win a Blue Peter Sports Badge (ages 6-15 years)

Get your very own 2020 Sports Badge with Blue Peter. To enter you will need to try a new way of getting active. This could be a new exercise class at home or a new style of dance. The only rule is: You must be trying something new and it must be physically active.

Once completed, download a form from the website below, attach a drawing or photo of yourself completing the activity and then email or post this to Blue Peter.

Sports badge >

And remember...

The Twits

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

The Twits, Roald Dahl

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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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