Healthy Lives Newsletter - Wednesday 8 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...

Monet's Gardens

Take a tour of Monet’s house and gardens

If you fancy a slice of idyllic rural French life right now, the Claude Monet Foundation are offering a virtual tour of the Impressionist master’s sprawling house and gardens. Monet created many of his most celebrated works, including his 250 water lily paintings, in the Norman village of Giverny.

Now you can explore his atelier, living quarters and all those world-renowned flower gardens from home.

Monet's Gardens >

Red Ted Art

Red Ted Art – paper helicopter

Based on nature’s helicopter seeds these really are a marvel. Make the basic shape and then why not experiment and see how you can turn this simple DIY into a proper S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activity by making alterations and predicting what will happen.

   Red Ted Art >

Niagara Falls

Earth Cam – Niagara Falls, Canada

Watching nature in all its glory is always fun, so why not have a look at one of the Earth cams online? Here you will find one of Niagara Falls in Canada, which is three enormous waterfalls with 3160 tons of water flowing over them every second!

Niagara Falls >

Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Audible

150 years after its original publication, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland remains one of the most widely read, deconstructed, referenced, and reinterpreted works of Western fiction. It tells the story of the young and imaginative Alice, who grows weary of her storybook; one "without pictures or conversations"; and follows a hasty hare underground, coming face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters.

Alice's Adventures >

And remember...

Eleanor Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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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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