Healthy Lives Families Update - Friday 25th September

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Welcome to the new FAMILIES newsletter from The Healthy Lives Team!

Each Friday we will be sharing relevant information, activities and resources to support your 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...

St M & M

Holiday childcare scheme – secure your place from 5 October for October half term

The Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme will operate over October half term scheme from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October, 8 am to 6 pm, at St Mary and St Michael Primary School, Sutton Street E1 0BD.

Registration opens on Monday 5 October for working parents/carers in the borough. If you are a resident and in receipt of working tax credit, you will qualify for extra subsidy if you send proof of benefit before bookings open.

Find out more >

Family Cycling

Families' cycle ride session

The Bromley By Bow Centre is holding family cycling sessions starting point at the View Tube, The Greenway, Marshgate Lane, London, E15 2PJ. Sessions will take place outdoors. To find out more information, please contact Jolanda on 07741 332 619 or email

 Register here >

Family sports

Families sports sessions

The Bromley By Bow Centre is holding family sports sessions at the Centre on Tuesday afternoons from 4-5pm from Tuesday 6th of October for 10 weeks. Sessions will take place mainly outdoors. All covid-19 safety precautions are in place at the centre as part of the everyday delivery of services at the centre. To find out more information, please contact Jolanda on 07741 332 619 or email

Register here >

Growing app

Grow Your Own App with the RHS

The app and all of its functionality, including unlimited fruit, vegetable and herb profiles, is now free of charge and is compatible with both iPhone and android.

  • Get growing, whatever your skill level - Detailed growing, sowing and harvesting tips.
  • Easily keep on top of garden tasks - personalised garden care calendar, with alerts on what to do when. Includes a photo guide to common plant pests and diseases and how to tackle them.
  • A wealth of inspiration for your garden - Record notes for each of your plants, links to purchase plants and equipment and the app content covers 100 popular fruit, veg and herbs.

   Find out more >

And remember...

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"One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself”

Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson

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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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