Scumbuster saves the day!

In class, we have been reading Lockie Leonard Scumbuster which was originally written as a novel by Tim Winton, and then written into a play by Garry Fry. We have read the play instead of the novel. This play starts off with Lockie, a young surfer boy, who is in self-pity, as he was just…

Lockie Leonard: Scumbuster

The play Lockie Leonard: Scumbuster, which was based on the novel by Tim Winton, in my opinion, passes as a satisfactory play. Even though the play does have an important message about the environment, I believe that something was missing in the book; possibly more humor to keep the reader interested, otherwise the reader—like I…

Smog

Air pollution is a major cause of cancer

It seems that not only is air pollution ugly, and generally bad for our health, but now it has been confirmed as a significant cause of cancer. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday announced that outdoor air pollution is a “leading cause of cancer in humans”. The SMH article is here. WHO’s International…