Volunteers needed for children’s reading group

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Volunteers are wanted to help set up and run a new reading school in Scarborough to help improve children’s reading abilities.

In a meeting taking place tonight, people can find out more about The Butterfly Saturday Reading School and how to get involved.

The scheme, set up by literacy charity Real Action, has been tried and tested in London, where a network of volunteers have helped youngsters, from deprived communities, learn to read.

Katie Ivens, who began the project in London 13 years ago, will give a presentation at Eastfield Library in High Street at 6.30pm on Wednesday, January 30, to discuss how the Butterfly scheme works and to answer any questions.

Local organiser Kathy Bushell is inviting people to find out more tonight.

She said: “This scheme helps kids, aged five-12, of all levels and abilities make progress fast.

“You don’t need previous experience: just a willingness to follow a systematic approach, an encouraging attitude and a CRB check.

“If you think you might like to be involved as an assistant or a teacher, then this meeting is for you.”

If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please email Kathy Bushell at broadheadfarm@hotmail.co.uk