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Gladesmore Community School

Gladesmore Community School

Summer Holiday Challenge

Why does GCS set a Summer Holiday Challenge?

We want all students to make the most of their Summer Holidays by continuing to learn, be creative and to engage with the world around them. We have therefore designed the Gladesmore Summer Holiday Challenge to help to structure a positive Summer Holiday.  

What is the GCS Summer Holiday Challenge?

The Gladesmore Summer Holiday Challenge consists of 50 different challenges for students to complete during their break. The aim is for students to try and complete as many challenges as possible. There will be prizes for students who have completed the best logs. Almost all of the activities can be completed anywhere. 

How do students present and hand in the Summer Holiday Challenge?

The Summer Holiday Challenge is given to parents at the start of July. Although a booklet is available, we are relaxed about how the challenge is completed — it can be completed in the booklet, in a blank exercise book, in a folder or presented electronically e.g. Google Slides/PowerPoint and then shared with  

Do students have to complete the challenge?

There are 4 compulsory challenges, and we encourage students to complete as many of the other challenges as they can.

What if we don’t have access to any books?

No problem! We have a login especially for incoming Year 7 students to access e-books for free over the Summer! Simply visit, sign-In, select a book, and start reading!


Gladesmore Community School
Crowland Road
N15 6EB


020 8800 0884