Healthy Lives - Summer Spotlight, Rio de Janeiro, China and musical fun!

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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...

Summer Spotlight

Spotlight Summer holidays

Spotlight youth service has put together a five-week summer programme to make sure that young people aged 11-19 are kept creative, active, and inspired during their summer holidays.

They are running a mix of online and face-to-face sessions covering music, dance, empowerment, careers advice, photography, construction and more, as well as offering free healthy meals four days a week to young people who need it.

This is in parallel to the Tower Hamlets Summer scheme offering of over 200 events both virtual and socially distanced, indoor and outdoor activities.

Tower Hamlets Summer Events > Summer Spotlight >

Translated comms

Translated information now available

Translated communications are now available in up to 19 languages including Bengali, Somali, Chinese, and Arabic. They cover the following topics:

  1. Test and Trace
  2. Diabetes and Test and Trace
  3. Face coverings

Download documents >


Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

This art deco statue in Rio de Janeiro is set atop the summit of Corcovado Mountain within the confines of the Tijuca National Park.

Go on this guided virtual tour, and enjoy 360° views of this new world wonder.

   Virtual tour >


Free West End and Broadway Musicals

Andrew Lloyd Webber is no longer streaming his shows for free, but you can still listen to a selection of the best songs from some of the greatest musicals of all time, including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Evita.

Musical fun >

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

Trek across the ancient tracts of this wall on a virtual tour to see this remarkable man-made feat. The wall was designed to protect China from invaders. Built with thousands of watchtowers, they were able to keep a close eye on their northern border. Enjoy the sights the world has to offer from the comfort of your own home.

Explore here >

And remember...

Queen Elizabeth

"The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women."

Queen Elizabeth II


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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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