Healthy Lives Families Update - Get vaccinated at the London Stadium, free fun experiments at Queen Mary University, talking about air pollution and Radio 2's Big Bee Challenge!

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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.

Mass vaccination clinic at london stadium. First jab only

Get vaccinated at the London Stadium

On Saturday 19 June, all Tower Hamlets residents over the age of 18 are invited to book an appointment at a vaccination event at the London Stadium (West Ham) in the Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST.

The clinic is only for first Covid-19 vaccine appointments and will run from 10am to 8pm.

You must book an appointment online to attend. Information about the event, including how to get to the London Stadium and how to plan your journey, can be found online.

 Book now >

Find out more about the Covid-19 vaccine and nearby clinics >

Chemistry Department at Queen Mary

Discover chemistry: fun experiments and discussions with scientists 

Join staff and students based in the Chemistry Department at Queen Mary as they open the state-of-the-art teaching laboratory on the Mile End campus from Friday 18- Sunday 20 June to run demonstrations, experiments, and activities for all ages. During each one-hour bookable slot, you will experience chemistry in a working research laboratory, exploring chemical reactions and techniques used in crime scene investigations, airport security and laboratories around the world. Free and open to everyone. 

Book now >

Air Pollution and you

Talking about Air Pollution

Air pollution levels are high in London and this is bad for health, especially for people with asthma. Visit the ‘Tower Hamlets: Air Pollution and You’ website for tips and advice on how to avoid air pollution and look after your family. You can also sign up for free text alerts, which will tell you when air pollution levels are especially high in your local area.

If you want more advice or support on asthma and air pollution, speak to your school nurse, pharmacist, and GP. They are there to help you.

Click here to access the website >

Sign up for free text alerts and forecasts >

Bee Garden

Radio 2’s Big Bee Challenge

The Big Bee Challenge is a new competition for children between the ages of 6 and 12 and is a collaboration between BBC Radio 2 and the Royal Horticultural Society. It involves ‘designing a bright, buzzy garden that will attract bees and other pollinating insects.’ Bees and other insects are important for a healthy environment and provide much of the food we eat. The winning garden design will be built at an NHS Trust site, used for children and young people with mental health needs. Bee themed goodie bags will be awarded to each shortlisted finalist. A garden design template and entry details are on the website. The closing date is 6pm on Monday 5th July 2021.

How to Enter >

Tips for your Bee Garden >

And remember...


"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."

 J.R.R.Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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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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