Healthy Lives Newsletter - Monday 13 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...

Poster competition

Logo competition! Calling young people in Tower Hamlets between the ages of 6 and 16 years old

The Tower Hamlets Children’s Safeguarding Partnership has been revamped with some new arrangements. The partnership makes sure that all agencies in the borough work together for the safety and well-being of children.

We need a logo to represent working together and having children and young people at the centre of the work.

Draw your design and send a picture to by Friday 31st July to be in with a chance to win a book voucher worth £40!

Fitzwilliam Museum

#LookThinkDo with the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have curated a range of look, think and do activities which are a starting point to get families ‘looking, talking and doing’ together. The look and think activities should take 5-10 minutes, whilst the do activities may take a little longer, depending on the task. Notes for parents and teachers are included.

Fitzwilliam Museum >

Roman Baths

Learn about the Romans

The Roman Baths have created a range of activities on their website exploring the lives of the Romans and so much more. Activities range from mindful art, Roman games, mosaics and Caesars secrets, where you can have a try at decoding a secret message. 

   Fun activities >


London Transport

Make your own museum

The London Transport Museum have a range of downloadable cut and colour templates of some of the vehicles in their collection. This includes trains, a black taxi, a Routemaster bus and you can make your own Battle Bus used during the First World War to carry troops!

Other activities include colouring sheets for the famous fabric designs of the underground, a crossword, quiz and a wordsearch.

Transport for London >

Virtual piano

Learn Piano at home with a virtual piano

Virtual Piano provides a free learning tool that enables anyone with a computer and keyboard to play the piano. No prior knowledge of music notation is needed as it uses the English alphabet, encouraging users to begin playing instantly.

The piano can also play a range of songs from classical to movie soundtracks using autoplay, enabling you to hear the music before practicing it yourself.

Learn to play >

And remember...


“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”

Matilda, 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 

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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