A WINCHESTER theatre company has received funding for a project that aims to help children in Eastleigh lean about life during the First World War.

Wet Picnic has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their project, Possible Futures, that will enable children to learn about the heritage of the First World War.

The grant was provided as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then and Now programme.

Children will work closely with professional artists looking at stories from people in Eastleigh during the conflict and the impact the war had on the local community.

They will take part in 11 weeks of street theatre workshops as part of the project, collecting photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters and keepsakes passed down from family members, before performing at the bandstand in front of family and friends.