Hello Everyone,

We hope you were able to have a nice Easter at home with your families. 

As we head into another week of Self-Isolation, we have been working to collate a range of exercises that you can take part in from the comfort of your own home. We have teamed up with our friends in the Arts Department to share with you some activities from them as well.

Let’s get Creative

Let’s get Active

Let’s get #CreActiveAtHome

  1. Getting Active*

*Whilst we are advising you to remain active, please do so in line with current government guidelines around isolation and social distancing. As always, please ensure that anyone engaging in any physical activity is wearing appropriate clothing and have the necessary space at home to do the activities. Please take guidance from the instructor you are following and note that any activity being done is at your own risk.

Sport England - Join the Movement

Sport England recently launched #StayInWorkOut. They’ll be posting inspiration, tips, and more from people across England and want you to join in. This includes free exercise content and advice from organisations such as the NHS.          

Link: https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout/?utm_source=London+Sport+subscribers&utm_campaign=5384140cb8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_05_04_55_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f124d59b59-5384140cb8-244947761&mc_cid=5384140cb8&mc_eid=d4abc72d4a

British Cycling

British Cycling has launched a daily activity calendar to keep kids moving and help them to develop new skills, as millions across Britain adjust to life out of school.

Link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ride/article/20200325-goride-news-We-re-launching-a-daily-activity-to-keep-kids-moving-during-school-shutdown-0

London Sport - Transfer your classes online 
Deliverers and instructors are under pressure as face-to-face sessions come to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak. London Sport recently spoke to Marie Page, a digital marketing expert and part-time yoga instructor, about how to shift to delivering online classes. You can too.

Link: https://news.londonsport.org/news/covid-19-number-stayinworkout-moving-your-activity-classes-online-398376?utm_source=London+Sport+subscribers&utm_campaign=5384140cb8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_05_04_55_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f124d59b59-5384140cb8-244947761&mc_cid=5384140cb8&mc_eid=d4abc72d4a

Havering Sports Collective

The team are posting regular challenges and useful resources via Twitter and their website. They also have their Havering Big Dance online which you can be a part of.

Link: https://haveringsportscollective.org/

Twitter: @HavSchoolSport

3D Leisure at Home

The team are hosting live exercise and workout classes for adults and children. Thankfully, if you miss the live time they add them all to their YouTube account so you can do them later.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmdJqfUWFraeAETOQNZdLYQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3dIeisureathome/

Our Partners

All of the following are partners whom we work with and are posting challenges and exercise routines for people to follow regularly online. Take a look at the corresponding links and find something that suits you.

Right Development Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/RDFsport/

Disability Sport Coach: https://www.facebook.com/DisabilitySportsCoach2013/

Above Parkour: https://www.facebook.com/Above-Parkour-269205153626561/

West Ham Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/WHUFoundation/

She Can Play: https://www.facebook.com/SheCanPlayUK/

Everyone Active: https://www.facebook.com/everyoneactive

Dance 4 Fitness

Online Dance Aerobics classes for those aged 18+, every Wednesday from Facebook  Live.

Search on Facebook: Dance 4 Fitness with Crazy Craigy


Walking for Health #RoamSweetHome

#RoamSweetHome aims to help people stay connected and active by roaming close to home and connecting with walking friends from afar. You can see what everyone is up to on the #RoamSweetHome campaign be following the link below

Link: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/roam-sweet-home?utm_source=Roam+Sweet+Home+members+launch&utm_campaign=8975260d38-roam-sweet-home&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cbbc28f516-8975260d38-50663604&mc_cid=8975260d38&mc_eid=b38d20cbc4&utm_source=Scheme+coordinators+Autumn+2017&utm_campaign=4a9f787f63-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_20_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd65075e71-4a9f787f63-422148127


  1. Getting Creative


Havering Arts At Home

Havering Council Arts Team are busy making videos for you follow whilst you are at home. Subscribe to the Havering Culture YouTube channel to be informed about our newest releases.




Primary Colours

This is an online art competition & exhibition for School Years 1 – 6. The entry deadline 27th April 2020. Please submit your entries by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for more information please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Culture At Home

Havering Council Arts Team is sharing a daily ideas with you to try at home. It might be an activity that you can do or something that you can watch to help you relax. Please follow us on social media to receive this information on a daily basis.

Facebook: Havering Culture

Twitter: @HaveringCulture

The National Theatre

Enjoy a new full length play every week. The play is released Thursday and is available for streaming for the following week. Please check the age rating of each play before watching.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

Andrew Lloyd Webber

ALW is releasing a different musical for our enjoyment each week, which can be viewed for 48 hours after release. Please check the age rating of each release before watching.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

Sadler’s Wells - ‘Take Part’

A series of projects available to the wider community presenting online workshops and activities for audiences to dance along to in their own homes. These workshops have been specially created for families with younger children now unable to attend nursery or school.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC0ZTI5pkuzlbdGtV_-bimq6JL5ArVit

The Natural History Museum

Dive into a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Link: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/virtual-museum.html

Tate Kids

Be inspired and create with Tate Kids. You could choose from many activities such as making an amazing messy painting, collaging a Matisse snail, making your own string den, playing a game or quiz, and taking a look at the online Tate kid’s gallery.
Link: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Home Learning with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Whether you are a parent or carer looking for inspiration or a student wanting to get creative, the RSC have lots of resources and ideas you can use.
Link: https://www.rsc.org.uk/education/about-rsc-education/home-learning-with-the-rsc

Cirque du Soleil

Come and witness their new CirqueConnect hour-long special. Enjoy a front-row seat to awe-inspiring moments of some of their iconic shows. You can then go behind the scenes to learn more.
Link: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect

Artist Activity Packs

As recommended by the BBC, Firstsite’s artist-created activity packs feature contributions from UK artists like Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Wallinger and more. Please check that each activity is suitable for the age conducting it before proceeding.
Link: https://firstsite.uk/art-is-where-the-home-is/

The Royal Ballet

In collaboration with The Royal Ballet School, see them perform Matthew Hart's Peter and the Wolf, choreographed to Prokofiev's charming music. Broadcast free online as part of the Royal Opera House's #OurHouseToYourHouse series. Designed for ages 11-16.
Link: https://www.roh.org.uk/streaming/peter-and-the-wolf

Silver Swans Ballet Classes

The Royal Academy of Dance is bringing ballet to you. Join RAD teacher Sarah Platt on Wednesdays as she brings her motivational and free virtual ballet classes directly to you at home - even if the kitchen counter is your makeshift barre. This programme is designed to get the older generation moving to music at home.
Find out more about #RADathome via this link: https://bit.ly/2vYLqD3

The British Museum

You are invited to discover the British Museum; a unique resource to explore the history of humankind, its past and its present, and to think about a better future. You could visit the online collection, the galleries, read their news and even listen to their podcasts.

Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/closure#stay-connected

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Watch ‘#MercuryPanto Cinderella’ via YouTube and ‘Story Time with Dale’ on their Facebook page on Tuesday afternoons at 3.30pm (Cinderella will remain available for you to watch until Sunday 19 April. Please check the content is suitable for those watching)

Cinderella: https://www.mercurytheatre.co.uk/cinderella-online/
Story Time with Dale: www.facebook.com/MercuryTheatre/

National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search online over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.
Link: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LMMKTWhat%27sOnApril2020&utm_content=version_A&promo=6098

Matilda the Musical

Calling all budding playwrights, lyricists, or composers. Would you like to learn how to create a character like Matilda? Alternatively, perhaps learn how to create music and lyrics? Well this website could help you do just that.

Website: http://uk.matildathemusical.com/schools/matilda-school-resources/

Havering Mind

The #WeAreNotAlone online campaign has launched. Havering Mind are asking people to share a few inspirational words of advice and support with one another. By doing this we can help everyone that views them feel more together and less isolated.

  • Create your own short video and add it onto the post on our Facebook page. Videos should ideally be simple, on point and be no longer than 4 minutes.
  • Alternatively you can take a picture of yourself holding up a #WeAreNotAlone sign and post that
  • Add the #WeAreNotAlone frame to your Facebook profile picture
  • Share the campaign across your networks to encourage others to get involved

You can view the video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haveringmindcharity/

Please Share
Please share images of your creations and any reviews of the shows that you watch from the above list via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We want to hear about your thoughts, experiences, exercises, and creations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtag #CreActiveAtHome so we can see what you’ve been up to.

Questions? Email us!

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