Extracurricular activities are activities that are not a part of the regular curriculum. Often these activities take place before or after school; however, sometimes they will take place during school time, such as during a lunch break. Many activities are open to all students, and teachers volunteer to supervise and facilitate the activity. Participating in these activities is voluntary. Some examples of extracurricular activities/clubs include drama, debate, student government, music, art, student newspapers, sports, and chess. Getting involved in extracurricular activities is an opportunity for students to make new friends, explore new interests, and learn new skills.