A GROUP of youngsters from Whitchurch are documenting what it is like to live in a rural town through the medium of photography.

The project is being jointly run by the Beechtree Community Centre, in Claypit Street and GRAIN, a midlands based community interest company who support artists in helping realise ideas.

Eight children who currently attend the youth group at Beechtree Community Centre have been travelling around Whitchurch, capturing scenes from their lives on disposable cameras.

They are working on the project to tell the stories of how they live their lives, what the town and community mean to them and to explore what it is like to grow up in a rural town.

At the end of the project the images will be displayed at an exhibition and celebration at the Beechtree Community Centre in December.

Penny Beddoes from the Beechtree Community Centre says the project gives the youngsters an opportunity to express themselves.

"The aim of the project is for the young people to have the opportunity to tell their stories about living in a rural setting and the effects this can have on them," said Penny.

"The group has explored Whitchurch as a group have taken lots of shots. They have had discussions around what is good, what is bad.

"They have discussed how to express themselves using photography."