MEM (Mathematical Education on Merseyside) has been running the Challenge and Senior Challenge take-home competitions in February half term since the late 1970s. Together, these competitions attract about 2,000 entries annually, with the Challenge aimed at Years 7 and 8, and the Senior Challenge aimed at Years 9 and 10. It is run by Liverpool University.

Both competitions consist of about 8 challenging questions, usually centred around a particular theme. The theme for 2019 was The Periodic Table.

Two Fallibroome brothers have done particularly well in the competitions this year and were invited over to Liverpool University to receive their prizes.

Congratulations goes to Adam Herbert, a Year 7 Fallibroome student for winning first prize (The Ian Porteous Award) for the 2019 Challenge competition. This is an outstanding achievement as he was competing against year 7 and 8 students from the North of England in this competition.

Congratulations goes to Nathan Herbert, a Year 9 Fallibroome student for winning 3rd prize in the 2019 Senior Challenge competition. This is an excellent achievement as he was competing against Year 9 and 10 students from the North of England in this competition.