Thank you for all of your entries this week - there were lots of interesting ideas and we definitely learnt a thing or two! Our winners are...
enterprising_night of Hammond Junior School A, who impressively used their learning about World War Two to explain the job of an air warden. It's fantastic to see you making links between the BNC Issue and your school work!
incredible_world of Pinner High School who made a very good point about how some jobs seem to evolve rather than go extinct - brilliant!
Work is always evolving - and sometimes new technology makes some jobs go extinct - meaning they do not exist anymore! There's lots of discussion happening on the Hub about jobs that might be replaced by robots in the future...but what about the jobs that have already disappeared?
Your challenge this week is to find out about a job that has gone extinct and tell us about it.
We'd like you to explain:
1) What the job was
2) Why it went extinct (what was it replaced by?) and
3) Whether you think that job should come back again
A job that no longer exists is the work of a lamplighter. Lamplighters used to light the fires in streetlamps so that people could see in the dark. They were replaced by electric streetlamps. I think the job should not come back again because electricity is much quicker than someone lighting each streetlight individually!
Use this structure ^^^ to help you to write your own answer if you need to.
Want to do some research? Look here!
The deadline for entries is Friday December 4th at midday. PLEASE ENTER ONLY ONCE and make sure your work is your own. Good luck!