Healthy Lives Families Update - Tokyo Olympics cross-curricular resources, BBC Bitesize home learning, BBC sport activity guides and Youth Sport Trust indoor 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.

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Tokyo Olympics: Cross-curricular resources

The 2020 Summer Olympic games are now scheduled to take place in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, between 23rd July and 8th August 2021. The Paralympics Games are due to take place between 24th August and 5th September 2021. Team GB and ParalympicsGB have produced a range of free Tokyo Olympics cross-curricular resources for students aged 5-19. Activities include a travel to Tokyo family challenge, a Haiku competition (entries to be submitted on 28th May 2021) and a variety of home learning activities.

Click here for resources >


BBC Bitesize: Catch up and keep learning

BBC Bitesize online will continue to deliver their special service for pupils, teachers and parents until the end of the school year. Learning comes in the shape of structured lessons, videos, text graphics and quizzes, helping children to catch up on key concepts or learn them for the first time. It can be used in the classroom, set as homework or extra learning for parents to deliver at home.

Click here to access the website >

Give it a go

Get Inspired: BBC Sport activity guide

Have you ever wondered how to get into sports such as climbing, athletics or basketball? What about lesser known activities such as softball, archery, boccia, handball or taekwondo? BBC Sport activity finder has curated a series of inspiring webpages, articles and videos which describe information about the sport, what to expect and guidance on where to find a local club.

 View the website here >


Youth Sport Trust: Indoor physical activity challenges

Are you looking to get fit as a family 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!

Find the challenges here >

And remember...


"Growing up I wasn't the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope."

Serena Williams, American professional tennis player

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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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