Healthy Lives Families Update - new Change4Life shake up games, FA football database, home sports day with Team GB and ParalympicsGB and LTA tennis at home activities!

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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.

Shake up activities

New 10 Minute Shake Up Games - Change4Life

Change4Life have teamed up with Disney, Pixar and Marvel to create brand new play-along 'shake up' games, designed to encourage movement and physical activity, whilst having fun. The website will launch the new games and relaunched quiz on Monday 5th July, so parents are encouraged to check the website then. The regular favourites including ‘Inside Out’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Big Hero 6’ are all still currently available on the website.

Access the 10 Minute Shake Ups Here >

Football Kick

Local Youth Football - FA Searchable Database

Is your child inspired by the Euro 2020 football championships? Perhaps England’s 2-0 win over Germany has been the main talking point at home! London FA (The FA are the National Governing Body for football) have a searchable ‘Find Football’ database which can be filtered by age, gender, disability football and type of football; from just play, 5-a-side or regular football clubs. There is also an option to search for ‘Weetabix Wildcats’ which offers non-competitive girls’ football, led by FA qualified coaches, which is based around having fun, making new friends and trying football for the first time.

Access the database here >

Home Sports Day

Home Sports Day - Get Active with Team GB & ParalympicsGB

The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to take place between July 23rd and August 8th 2021. Team GB and ParalympicsGB have designed a sports day that you can enjoy at home as a family, which uses simple everyday equipment and household items. The inclusive and challenging activities are designed for primary-age children, but the activities will get the whole family moving and having fun! The resource consists of a scoresheet, easy to use parent guide and five 10-minute activities that can be delivered in the home or garden.

Download the Home Sports Day Pack >

Tennis at Home

Tennis at Home Activities

The 134th Wimbledon Championships started on Monday, after being delayed by a year. The LTA Youth Home Activities Hub is full of tennis activities for the whole family. The LTA is the National Governing Body for Tennis. The hub consists of tennis at home exercises - with short demonstration videos, activity cards, personal development challenges and cross-curricular activities.

Access the Resources Here >

And remember...

Serena williams quote

"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 court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope."

Serena Williams

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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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