Healthy Lives Newsletter - Friday 10 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.

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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...

School food

URGENT - Register for the COVID Summer Food Fund by today - 10th July

It can be particularly challenging for families, parents and carers to afford increased costs over the summer holidays, so the Government’s announcement of a COVID Summer Food Fund is very welcome.

In order to receive this support over the summer holidays, eligible children must be registered for Free School Meals by today, Friday 10 July.  

How to register

  1. Check eligibility for you or your children
  2. Register on your local authority’s website
  3. Complete your application by Friday 10 July 2020

 Learn more and register now >


FREE - creative resilience workshops for young Londoners today and next week!

Join a series of online workshops facilitated by The Fandangoe Kid, a Hackney-based print artist, to explore challenges and issues facing young people.

The workshops will experiment with typography, layouts and graphic elements, alongside mixed media and collage, to make bold and engaging statements, to gather a collective voice in response to essential questions concerning young people.

The scheduled workshops so far are:

  1. Workshop 1: Community and Resilience, 10am-12pm, Friday 10 July
  2. Workshop 2: Self-care and coping strategies, 12pm-2pm, Tuesday 14 July 
  3. Workshop 3: Protest and empowerment, 10am-12pm, Wednesday 15 July

The outcomes of the workshops will form part of a larger visual art project as part of Thrive LDN’s World Mental Health Day Festival 2020, taking place on 10th October.

Register and more information >

Petra, Jordan

Visit Al Khazna, Petra, Jordan

The ancient city of Petra has been standing for over 2000 years. Known as the ‘Rose City’ thanks to its blush-coloured stone, this amazing wonder is a window into a lost civilisation. Enjoy the most iconic locations in the city, and learn all about them with the accompanying audio guide.

   Discover Petra >


Virtual visit to The Colosseum, Rome

You cannot picture Rome without picturing its icon, the Colosseum. Its history stretches back 2000 years, when the Roman Empire was at its peak. You too can now tour the Colosseum on an hour-long virtual walking tour that takes you through this wonder of the world.

Wonders of the Colosseum > 

Taj Mahal

Visit the Taj Mahal, India

This monument is iconic to people around the world because of its symmetry and white marble. Now, the whole world can experience the Taj Mahal on Street View. From the comfort of your own home, take a tour around the Taj Mahal as if you were walking around the building itself.

Enjoy the Taj Mahal >


Visit Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

These sacred ruins were once the centre of operations for the Mayan civilisation over 1000 years ago. This temple has 365 steps, 91 on each side, with the 365th made up from the top platform. Get a up-close look at Chichen Itza with this virtual tour.

Discover Chichen-Itza >

And remember...

JRR Tolkien

"Not all those who wander are lost."

J. R. R. Tolkien

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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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