Healthy Lives - TH back to school info and holiday activites; disability festival and homegrown skills

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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...

Back to school

Get ready for the return to school

In the next few weeks, all children and young people in Tower Hamlets will be required to go back to school. Our schools are safe places and the best place to learn and staff have been working hard throughout lockdown, and all summer, to prepare them for the new year.

Visit for the latest advice, information and support, plus answers to some common questions. Be sure to check regularly as it is being updated constantly.

We look forward to welcoming you back in September.

Back to school >

Summer activities

Tower Hamlets Summer Activities 2020

There are still a few weeks of summer left and there are still lots of activities to keep kids and teens busy and most of them are absolutely FREE. So whether it's an online photography workshop or music production lessons, there's something for everyone.

Find out more >

Disability festival

Join the Disability Sports Coach summer festival

Disability Sports Coach are running a free Virtual Summer Festival this year, in place of their usual event. The four-day event will feature a mixture of sports sessions, fun activities and expert panels.

It'll take place via Zoom throughout the day, from Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 August.

Sign up here >

Homegrown learning

Home grown skills

Learning doesn't only happen in the classroom. We learn some of the most important life skills at home and from other experiences. These activities from Yes! Futures will support young people to develop key skills such as confidence and resilience, as well as improve overall wellbeing.

   Resources for parents >

And remember...


"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

Maya Angelou

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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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