Healthy Lives Staff Update - Wednesday 25th November 2020

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Here's a selection of fun activities and helpful information for you and your school...


Welcome to the SCHOOL STAFF newsletter from The Healthy Lives Team!

Each Wednesday we will be sharing school relevant information, lesson plans and resources which can be used to support the teaching of health and wellbeing. This will go out to school contacts only.

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. 

If you would like further support or details, please contact Kate Smith, Head of Healthy Lives, at

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 and 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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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Lockdown survey

How is your child doing this lockdown?

We're calling on parents and carers of children aged between 11-18 years, and up to 25 year for those with special needs, to encourage their young ones to complete a survey to tell us how they are feeling. We have worked with a group of 15 young people to design this survey asking young people how they are feeling during the second national lockdown and what we can do to support them.

Ask your child the complete the survey by clicking on the link below. It should take around 5 minutes to complete and the results are anonymous. The survey will close on 4 December 2020.

 Complete the survey here >

Healthy Schools

The Healthy Lives Team provides RSE support and documents

Relationships and Sex Education documents from LBTH can now be downloaded, with a full list of the documents below. The Healthy Lives Team are offering training and support to all schools around Relationships and Sex Education in the new curriculum and are more than happy in the current circumstances to do online training for individual staff or whole school groups. The team are also able to support virtual RSE parent and Governor meetings.

  1. RSE Borough Statement
  2. RSE Implementation Timeline
  3. RSE Parents FAQ’s
  4. RSE Advice for Schools
  5. RSE Policy Template – Primary
  6. RSE Policy Template – Secondary
  7. RSE Mapping – Primary
  8. RSE Mapping – Secondary
  9. RSE Resource List
  10. Health Education Resource List

Any further enquiries please contact Kate Smith on

Download resources here >


Free British Orienteering Course

British Orienteering are offering a free orienteering course until December 2020, it usually costs £30. This is the first step on the British Orienteering leadership pathway. The aims of the course are to install knowledge and confidence to introduce Orienteering within their own setting and creating a fun and supportive environment. The course objectives are:

  • To understand what Orienteering is and how to introduce it in a fun and exciting way
  • To be able to introduce progressive group learning activities across varied learning environments
  • To be aware of safety requirements.
  • To be aware of the opportunities for exit routes for young people and Leaders

Duration: 1 hour

Access here >

Emotion wheel

Free Printable Mood and Emotion Wheel Chart and activities

These printable emotion activities can help children to learn about their emotions and track them daily, or at different times of the day.

Download here >


Voicebox - Brand new digital campaign: Masculinity in School

Voice box is an arts organisation that delivers drama workshops and projects, facilitating conversations on masculinity and wellbeing.

#MasculinityInSchool is Voicebox's digital campaign happening throughout the month of November. The campaign aims to encourage people who work in and around education to engage in a new dialogue around the theme: ‘Masculinity in School’.

This campaign ends with a FREE digital talk event hosted by Voicebox on the 2nd December 2020 at 4pm. At the event, Voicebox, and a range of guest speakers, will share their experiences of masculinity in school and outline how it impacts: attainment, behaviour, engagement, relationships and wellbeing. 

Book your free ticket here >

And remember...

Maya Angelou

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

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 school, work, or at home.

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