The Student is a type of character role in any story, fictional or non-fictional. The character-type is any male or female who is in a frequent learning environment, receiving lessons or training from a teaching presence. The student can also be a main or supporting character in a story. The character is often between the age range from child to young adult. Mature to elderly students are often rare in stories unless participating in learning environments specifically open to their age group. In the case of mature to elderly students, they are often involved in recreational activities.