On a visit to a Queen’s Park language school, shadow education minister Michael Gove pledged his support for the revolutionary charity. Real Action, which celebrated its 10th birthday this year, has helped thousands of people from deprived backgrounds learn English.

The Butterfly saturday reading school teaches 150 (plus) children aged between five and twelve to read through the unique (Butterfly) method which teaches through phonics. It is… a very structured way of teaching – and the results speak for themselves… The children on average achieve a 13-month improvement in their reading age after 30 hours of teaching.

Mr Gove praised the excellent work of the innovative charity (Real Action)… Speaking at the charity’s home on Mozart Street he said:

It is fantastic for the children self-esteem and confidence to learn to read so quickly.

“Developing a love of reading is crucial and it must be a pleasure for children to read… The Butterfly reading group’s excellent results working with kids from a range of backgrounds and nationalities shows how, with innovative methods, real, tangible improvements in our children’s education can be achieved”.