YOUNG people will have the chance to experience life in wartime Britain thanks to a £49,000 Lottery grant.

The funding has been given to six local education authorities across the North-East as part of an education scheme called Their Past, Your Future.

As part of the project, young people take part in events to learn the lessons of the Second World War.

Stockton has received £7,056, Hartlepool £3,684, Middlesbrough £4,728, Redcar and Cleveland £5,710, Sunderland 10,942 and Northumberland £16,845.

The money for Stockton will go to a programme called Learning to Remember. As part of the ongoing project, Stockton Youth Assembly members have already visited the Imperial War Museum in London, where they were interviewed by the BBC about what they thought about the idea of going to war at 17.

John Tierney, citizen and democracy advisor at Stockton Youth Service, said: "The project will inform young people about the impact of the Second World War from the people who lived through it."

In Middlesbrough, the money will allow veterans to meet pupils. In Hartlepool primary school children will go to Eden Camp wartime museum in Malton, North Yorkshire, while the money will pay for learning resources in Redcar and Cleveland. In Sunderland, pupils will talk to veterans and present their findings in theatrical productions, and in Northumberland, pupils will meet veterans and hold commemorations.