An extracurricular activity (ECA)  is an activity, performed by students, that falls outside the realm of the normal curriculum of school. Such activities are generally voluntary (as opposed to mandatory), socialphilanthropic, and often involve others of the same age. Students and staff direct these activities under faculty sponsorship, although student-led initiatives, such as independent newspapers, are very common. However, sometimes the school principals and teachers also bring in these activities in the school among the students.

You may be familiar with some of the popular categories of extracurriculars already:

Sports, which includes playing on a school sport team, an intramural team, or a club team outside of your school.

Community Service, which includes any sort of volunteer work, either in your community, on a national scale, or abroad.

Employment, including any jobs or internships.

Arts, which includes visual arts, performing arts, comedy, culinary arts – this list is almost endless.

Hobbies, such as blogging, a film club, hiking, Rubik’s Cube competitions, Cosplay, and more.

Academic activities, such as math or science clubs or competitions, research, or writing.

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