Healthy Lives - Monday 29 June

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The Healthy Lives Team supports schools, pupils and families with everything to do with health and wellbeing. We want to help you to live fitter, healthier and happier lives.

We are incredibly proud in Tower Hamlets to have supported schools to gain more Healthy Schools awards than any other borough in London. So please use this newsletter in whatever way suits you best to stay as fit and healthy as possible.

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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...

Wake up and Shake up

FREE mental health and wellbeing resource for primary children

Compass is a national health and wellbeing charity providing public health prevention, education, early intervention and specialist interventions for children, young people and families. 

They are supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children across the nation by providing this new and exciting FREE project called Wellbeing Wake Up - you can find the activity sessions on their YouTube channel.

Compass > YouTube channel >

Compass for KS4

Compass for Key Stage 4

Compass also have a range of other videos created by young people, for young people, on all matters relating to mental health. Whilst these have been created around specific topics, they are free and accessible to all children and young people and can be used within professional workforce training.

About mental health > Anxiety >

NHS Rainbows

Help the Victoria and Albert Museum build a collection

The V&A is collecting signs that have been created by individuals and communities in response to the coronavirus outbreak. This rich portrait of life during lockdown could range from rainbow drawings, handwritten notes and shop signs. Submit images of any homemade signs to or share images on social media using #homemadesigns.

V&A exhibition >

Picture of Top Trump cards

The Pecking Order- Top Trumps Game

Harewood House was built in the Eighteenth Century and sits in the heart of Yorkshire. It is a place to explore exhibitions of contemporary art, rare bird gardens, farm experience and over 100 acres of gardens to explore.

While they have been closed they have created a brand-new ‘Top Trumps’ game called the Pecking Order, so that families can learn about the 300+ birds in the Bird Garden from their own homes.

There are 56 cards in total to be printed out and played at home. The cards teach about conservation as well as the birds wow factor which uses the scores across size, weight, intelligence, lifespan and risk of extinction.

Bird top trumps >


Learn with the Royal Museums Greenwich

The Royal Museums Greenwich have teamed up with their Astronomy Education Team to produce online activities and videos. There is plenty to keep budding space enthusiast entertained at home with resources designed by real astronomers, who are also professional science communicators. Activities cater for early years to Key Stage 5, whilst their school holidays link provides activities for the whole family.

Astronomy learning >

And remember...

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

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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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