Healthy Lives Newsletter - Wednesday 15 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...

Walk to school

Have a healthy start to the day - walk to school!

During the return to school, Transport For London (TFL) are asking schools to enable and encourage children and their parents to walk, cycle and scoot to school. This will help to prioritise spaces on the buses for those who need to use it.

Free posters are available to help promote this in primary and secondary schools.

Download posters >

East summer school

FREE - East Summer School online

FREE creative, tech and design industry courses over the Summer for young people aged 12 to 17-years-old in LBTH, Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

From one-off classes to full-week courses, there are lots of fantastic sessions packed with unique and interactive experiences. It’s a great chance to meet new people and have fun!

Sign up now >

Cat and dog notes

Cat and dog DIY notebook covers

Simple to make, they turn a plain notebook into a must-have stationery item that you will want to have on hand at all times. They also make great party bag fillers or a thoughtful gift for someone starting a new job or first day at school.

Create your own >

Virtual playdate

A virtual playdate

Create a virtual playdate that children will love with these activities and games you can play on Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. What a great way to stay in touch with friends and family.

   Virtual playdate >

Tuna and bean salad

Tuna and bean salad recipe

This colourful salad is a good way to include fish in your child's lunch. This would work well with a slice of malt loaf and a satsuma.

Tuna and bean salad >

Make natural art

Make natural art

Arts and crafts are a popular way to keep children busy. To mix things up, put the pencils and crayons to one side and look for natural art materials instead. Collect fallen leaves, petals and sticks and use them to make a picture or sculpture. Be sure you don't pick wildflowers, however, as they are important for wildlife and some are protected by law.

Woodland art >

And remember...

Paul McCartney

 “And, in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

Paul McCartney, The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

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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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