17 year old Molly Campbell of Pambula Beach on the Far South Coast was announced the winner of the Lions “Youth of the Year” as well as the winner of the “Lions Public Speaking Competition” held in Canberra on Saturday April 27th at the Lions Convention. Molly’s winning speech was about the Australian agricultural industry and the monopoly large companies hold over the industry, as reported by Denise Dion of the Merimbula News Weekly.
Molly attends one of the local secondary schools in the area, Lumen Christi College situated at Pambula Beach. Last year the winner of the Public Speaking Competition was also a local resident, Nathan Barnden of Bega. This is a great achievement for the area, illustrating the level of education children receive in the region is at a competitive standard nationally. Those considering purchasing property in Merimbula, Tura Beach, Eden or Bega who have a young family will be delighted at Molly’s and Nathan’s achievements.
Other secondary schools on the Far South Coast are Bega High School situated in Bega, Sapphire Coast Anglican College also in Bega and Eden Marine High School in Eden. Primary education is well catered for with both Lumen Christi College and Sapphire Coast Anglican College also offering primary education; other private primary schools are Mumbulla School for Rudolf Steiner Education, St. Patricks Primary School and Thomas More Christian Montessori School . The towns of Eden, Merimbula, Tathra , Pambula and Bega all have Government primary schools.
Families considering purchasing property in Merimbula, Bega, Eden or Tura Beach have a choice of educational facilities as well as sporting activities, sporting facilities and other extra curricula activities in the region such as ballet, dance, gymnastics and drama classes.