Healthy Lives - Gratitude, gardening and mediterranean chicken

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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...

Gratitude scavenger hunt

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

It is always a great idea to try and remember the positive things in life. How about reminding each other of what you’re grateful for? This Gratitude Scavenger Hunt is perfect for kids and adults to start finding little things to be thankful for and focusing on the good around us.

 Gratitude scavenger hunt >

RHS Gardening

RHS School Gardening have lots of summer holiday activities

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening team are sharing activities for families and schools. There is something for everyone, including most recently teaming up with Smart Energy GB and TV Presenter, Helen Skelton, to create a checklist of 42 fun and energy-saving activities for you to take part in, one for each day of the holidays!

RHS gardening >

Mediterranean chicken

Mediterranean-style chicken casserole

Why not bring the Mediterranean to your kitchen this summer, with this yummy chicken casserole, using plenty of everyday items such as chicken stock, garlic and pepper.

   Mediterranean chicken >


Birdsongs to help soothe you

Listening to nature, in particular bird song, can help lift your spirits and remind you that wildlife can be soothing and like a friend to you. Sit back, relax and listen to some calming birdsong from UK Nature Gifts.

Birdsong for relaxation >

And remember...

George Elliot

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

George Eliot

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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.

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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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