Healthy Lives - Fun at the Science Museum, healthy snacks, animation and bird feeders!

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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.

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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...

Science Museum

Objects and Stories at the Science Museum

Explore their collection beyond the museum floor and find out the fascinating histories behind even the smallest objects. Objects and Stories aims to give you better access to this world-class museum through their ever-expanding digital resources.

Explore more >

Healthy snacks

Quick homemade snack ideas from Change4Life  

DIY snacks can be healthier and often cheaper than packaged ones. Preparing them with the kids can also be lots of fun and a great activity to do together. Your children will love these great snack ideas so why not give them a try today!

Yummy ideas >

Delevale Hall

Get lost in a topsy-turvy world

See Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumbria like you've never seen it before! As part of their Rising Stars partnership, the team there has been working with students studying a Masters in Animation at Northumbria University, to create short animations inspired by the Delaval family's sense of fun and mischief. Can you make a topsy-turvy world too?

Discover here >

Bird feeder

Milk container bird feeder

Instead of throwing your used milk containers away, make productive use of them by shaping them into something unique. If you have a host of birds flocking in your garden or you want to have some come to your balcony, then create some enticing bird feeders.

   Get creative >

And remember...


“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”


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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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