Healthy Lives Newsletter - Friday 3 July

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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.

If you're in a school, please share this newsletter using your social media or website using the following share button, or you can click the hyperlink in the top right corner of this email:

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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...

Wellbeing staff sessions

Wellbeing support for all Tower Hamlets school staff

After the popularity of sessions held a few weeks ago, the Healthy Lives Team have arranged further wellbeing sessions for Tower Hamlets school staff with the TH Community Education Provider Network. They are offering Tower Hamlets school 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.

These dates are specifically for Tower Hamlets school staff.

Monday 6th July: 12-1pm

Wednesday 8th July: 1-2pm

Friday 10th July: 2-3pm

Book your place >

Bromley by Bow Centre

The Bromley By Bow Centre supports families

The Bromley by Bow Centre continues to support families in many ways, including through their Family Playrooms. The Playroom has nine rooms, covering activities like games, story time, arts and crafts, brain gym and an inspiration station. They are also hosting a House of Dreams Family competition to win a games hamper. Deadline for entries is 16th of July.

   Family Playrooms >  House of Dreams competition >

They also have information about what's on and how to sign up for their Fairytale Festival on 1st August, playrooms podcasts for parents and access to the Family Playrooms magazine offline. You can also sign up to their Facebook page.

What's On > Facebook group > 

V&A Dundee

Kids activities and challenges from the V&A Dundee

The V&A Dundee have produced activities for kids and challenges for the whole family. These include designing a comic book, videogames character design and much more! The V&A Dundee also have a dedicated schools page for school staff.

V&A activities >

Royal Albert Hall

Free concerts from the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall are offering free streamed concerts including Imogen Heap, Kaiser Chiefs and a series of shows for kids, including a Classical for Kids, featuring cellist Samara Ginsberg and pianist Leo Nicholson. All concerts are archived so you can view them at a later date.

Royal Albert Hall >

Museum of London

Museum of Fundon

The Museum of London is launching the ‘Museum of Fundon’, a whole range of exciting activities for families to do at home. Whether you want to become a puppeteer, test your memory skills, discover more about the Great Fire of London or just get crafty.

Museum of Fundon >


Visit the Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast have made their multi-media guide audio tour available online for free. Enjoy being taken around the iconic Titanic Belfast building and through the Titanic Experience galleries from the comfort of your home as you listen to lots of fascinating facts and additional information exclusive only to the guide.

Discover the Titanic >

And remember...

Anne Frank

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"

Anne Frank

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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.

 Sign up for updates >

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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