Healthy Lives - Sleep help, mazes, nature activities, food and farming

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We are really glad that children are now going back to school and continuing their education. As a result of this we are now going to change the newsletter.

From next week there will be a Wednesday edition for school staff, with lesson plans, resources and other school relevant information, which can be used to support the teaching of health and wellbeing. This will go out to school contacts only.

There will also be a Friday edition for parents and families to support their ongoing health and wellbeing. This will go out to all contacts.



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 now have a Healthy Lives Team webpage where you can find out more about the team and access Healthy Schools resources and all our archived newsletters. 

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...

Sleep Charity

Relaxation tips for bedtime

Feeling relaxed is important in the run up to bedtime for both you and your child. If your child is experiencing difficulty sleeping it can make you both feel anxious. Get some help with The Children's Sleep Charity.

Sleep tips >


Create your own maze

Use this picture of the maze at Glendurgan in Cornwall as inspiration to create your own maze. Have some fun creating your own puzzle with Free Printable Puzzles.

Create your own maze >

Suntrap Centre

Lots of fun activities on nature and the environment

At the Suntrap Centre you will find a whole range of fun, educational ideas you can do with your children in your local green space, all with a focus on nature and the environment.

Lots of activities >


Learn about food and farming

LEAF Education offers young people across all key stages the opportunity to focus on how their food is produced and some of the farmers behind it.

   Food and farming >

And remember...


“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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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 school, work, or at home.

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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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