Healthy Lives Families Update - Easter craft ideas, Tower Hamlets Together film, Easter card ideas and 60 second physical activity challenges!

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The Healthy Lives Team Families update contains helpful information and activities for your whole school community


This is the FAMILIES newsletter from The Healthy Lives Team. Each Friday we share relevant information, activities and resources to support your ongoing health and wellbeing.

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.

Easter eggs

Easter Crafts with the National Trust

Have you considered organising a healthier alternative to a chocolate Easter Egg hunt this Easter? The National Trust have created an instructional video which demonstrates how to create traditional Easter Eggs vibrant with colours from natural dyes.  The secret is to use vegetables with strong colours such as onions, red onions, red cabbage and even spices such as turmeric. You will require white or pale eggs, a saucepan, a chopping board, a knife and a vegetable or spice with strong colour. A fun activity to do as a family, but remember to supervise younger children when cutting the vegetables!

Find out more here >


Tower Hamlets Together 

The Borough have created a two-minute film to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped keep Tower Hamlets healthy, safe and supported — from key workers and volunteers, to everyone who stayed at home, got tested, self-isolated and took the vaccine when it was their turn.

Watch here >

easter card

Easter Card ideas

If you were looking to create some cute and easy to make Easter cards with your children this Easter, then the 5-Minute Fun website has 5 inspiring designs, which use items that you are likely to have at home. The designs include a sheep made of cotton wall, rabbit card, Easter chick and a colourful Easter egg card.

Click here >

PA challenge

Youth Sport Trust: 60 second Physical Activity Challenges

Are you looking to get fit as a family over the Easter break and are you ready for a challenge? Give these 60 second physical activity challenges a try. These activities have been designed using a compete against yourself approach to physical activity, with a focus on resilience and perseverance. Can you achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold for each challenge? A free tracking sheet is provided to record your best attempts. There are 25 different challenges and they have been updated for 2021!

 Access here >

And remember...


“What’s the best thing you’ve learned about storms?” “That they end”, said the horse.

Charlie Mackesy, Author of the Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

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The Healthy Lives Team

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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Take care,

The Healthy Lives team at London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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