Healthy Lives - Summer events, parents letter, survey and Nikki Lilly meets

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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...

Summer Events

Summer Events 2020

Summer is here and there are even more activities to keep kids and teens busy and most of the events are absolutely FREE. So whether it's an online photography workshop or music production lessons, there's something for everyone.

Find out more >


Letter to parents and carers on returning to school in September

The Corporate Director of Children and Culture and Director of Public Health have written a joint letter to parents and carers in Tower Hamlets about the return to school in September.

   Get it here >


Tell us about the impact of Covid-19 on your family

University College London want to learn more about the impact of Covid-19 on families with young children in Tower Hamlets. So if you live in Tower Hamlets and are pregnant or have a child who is under-five (up to 59 months old) they would like to hear from you. Participants will be rewarded with a £10 shopping voucher.

Survey results will support the council to shape its future service for families and young children, so please make yourself heard.

Family survey >

Nikki Lilly meets

Nikki Lilly meets Joe Wicks

At the age of six, presenter Nikki Lilly was diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation; a life-threatening medical condition which began to affect her appearance and caused severe health issues.

Seven years after starting a YouTube channel to boost her self-confidence she now has more than one million viewers regularly tuning in to watch her give make-up lessons, talk about cyber bullying and share her ‘average teenager’ life.

 In her latest TV series for CBBC Nikki interviews PE teacher and trending star of YouTube Joe Wicks.

Nikki Lilly meets >

Team GB

Kindness is what makes us

‘Kindness is What Makes Us’ is a poem recited in this short film by a host of Team GB athletes, who between them have 12 Olympic medals. The poem highlights the importance of kindness to ourselves and to others to support our mental health.

Find kindness here >


How to wash your hands NHS song

This cute hand washing video from the NHS offers a child friendly approach to personal hygiene.

Wash your hands >

And remember...

Nikki Lilly

“Everyone is different and everyone is unique and if we lived in a world where everyone looked the same and acted the same and everyone had the same likes, it would be a really boring world”

Nikki Lilly


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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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