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The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect is what happens when, through the well targeted intervention of our Butterfly literacy programme, more and more classes of children swiftly and happily learn to read, write and spell. This transformation is achieved by using the method so simply laid out in Irina Tyk’s inimitable Butterfly Book.
The further the Butterfly Effect spreads in a neighbourhood, the more literate – and potentially the more educated – the community becomes. The problems associated with poor educational attainment diminish and young people are empowered to contribute to the wider society. The long-term benefits of the Butterfly Effect are revealed in our research study, Learning to Read, Reading to Learn (download a PDF of the full report here).
Models for change
The Butterfly Effect is already growing within London, and is poised to spread into different parts of the country. We invite you to help us.
We have already piloted various models:
We have already responded by setting up the Portobello Butterfly School in north Kensington, and a third at Colville Primary School, but we can do so much more. Your support is urgently needed.
What is needed: premises for 2 hours each Saturday in term-time yielding a minimum 2 or 3 classrooms; a project leader; a team of teachers; books and materials.
What is needed: premises for 2 hours each weekday during the summer break, yielding a minimum of 2 or 3 classrooms; a project leader; a team of teachers; books and materials.
If you are concerned by the waves of children hitting secondary school as dysfunctional readers, support a Youth Life project.
What is needed: a secondary school as a willing partner; a project leader; a team of teachers; books and materials.
(Please note that the exact sum required to finance each project will vary).
You can help to spread the Butterfly Effect – support us in our initiative to teach more thousands of children all over the country HOW to read properly.
Read on to find out why we must take action.