LOTTERY cash will help young people in Kirklees learn more about the Second World War.
A £14,514 grant from the Big Lottery Fund will help students understand the impact of the war on children and their families by working with older residents.
The cash will be going to the Remembering the Past: Learning for the Future project.
Pupils visiting Dewsbury Museum will be able to see the Continental Britons exhibition and work with local Jewish refugees who were evacuated as children to Britain just before the war.
Children will be able to hear personal testimonies from people who had to leave their homes and families and make a new life in a strange country.
Youngsters exploring the All Clear on the Home Front exhibition at the Red House museum in Birstall will work with older residents who are either veterans or lived and worked in the area during the war.
The exhibitions are designed to give youngsters an insight into the impact the war had on families.
Joanne Catlow, community education officer for Kirklees Council's Community History Service, said: "Only a small amount of history can be recorded in books and taught in the classroom.
"By meeting and hearing first-hand memories of local veterans, Jewish refugees and civilians, pupils will have a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the impact of the Second World War.
"The different generations will be able to express their thoughts and impressions of the past and discuss what lessons have been learned for the future."