Healthy Lives - Exam results help, star qualities, flamingoes, cycling and comedy!

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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 and helpful information for you and your family...


Exam grades in Tower Hamlets

The Tower Hamlets Youth Council and Young Mayors have recorded a quick guide on how exam grades are being awarded this year, without exams.

A-Level results come out this Thursday 13th August and GCSE results are released the following Thursday 20th August.

Ofqual have also made a video guide.

TH exam help > Ofqual video guide >

Star Quality

Star Qualities  

Sometimes people find it hard to believe positive things about themselves and for many it is easier to believe the negative things. Young Minds Star Qualities activity will help you to take notice of your successes, strengths, talents and interests, building resilience, self-esteem and confidence.

What are your star qualities? >

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo – live flamingo webcam

Enjoy looking at Paignton Zoo’s resident Chilean flamingos and duck species enjoying their peaceful lagoon exhibit, with a camera view that changes every 30 seconds.

Flamingo fun >


Sustrans Outside In activities

Get weekly inspiration and resources for activities, games and challenges for children. Sustrans Outside In activities include videos, games, weekly challenges, themed activities and more. 

Designed by Sustrans knowledgeable, experienced and fun-loving Schools Officers, the four-week activity pack is full of cycling, walking and scooting themed fun.

Activities here >


Take on a comedy challenge

The National Trust have partnered with comedians from The Stand Comedy Club to challenge you to put on a performance for family, friends, classmates or colleagues!

Whether you want to put on a play, write a joke or perform a chapter from your favourite book, they've got some tricks up their sleeves to help. Watch this video and start your comedy challenge today.

   Make some laughs >

And remember...


"Play matters - for creativity, for our wellbeing, for fun, for distraction and for making sense of the world around us. When we play, new possibilities and imaginations are ignited."

Anita Stevens, Play Specialist, National Trust

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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.

 Sign up for updates >

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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