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Our business is helping you to build yours

Our business is helping you to build yours

At the very beginning stages of RINKA, I had one vision in mind – a business support network that allowed instructors to focus on doing what they loved most, without the stress of trying to figure out all the other parts! RINKA instructors all have one major thing in common – they love to work with children! But that doesn’t mean they know how to run their own business or how to turn their love of working with children into a viable career. This is where RINKA steps in! 

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Egg-citing Easter Energy Burners

Egg-citing Easter Energy Burners

The Easter break is a full two weeks and if the weather isn’t great, cabin-fever will set in. Off-set the sugar overload by repeating some of the activities we did this week in class. A quick trip to your local Euro2 store will equip you with all the bits and pieces needed and after that it’s over to you and the kids to enjoy! Even 30 mins a day will go a long way towards increasing their movement and keeping them active over the break.

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The Benefits of Proprioceptive Input

The Benefits of Proprioceptive Input

The proprioceptive system is located in our muscles and joints and provides us with a sense of body awareness, whilst also controlling force and pressure. Proprioceptive activities involve providing intensive input to the muscles and joints. In simple terms, it is our...

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The Heart of RINKA Awards 2018

The Heart of RINKA Awards 2018

The event was about celebrating the different capabilities, talents and interests each child has and recognising the challenges that the nominees face on a daily basis. ‘The award wasn’t about being the best, or trying to come in first place. It was simply a day out to let these awe-inspiring children and their parents enjoy and to give us a chance to say we see you, we’re proud of you and keep going. 

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RINKA is voted Best After School Activity Provider

RINKA is voted Best After School Activity Provider

At the Family First NI Winter Awards in the Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday night, RINKA was titled the Best After School Activity Provider and CEO, Sarah Gillespie, was there to accept the award. ‘This is definitely a team win. Our network of instructors across the...

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Grasping the basics – the importance of fundamental movement skills

Grasping the basics – the importance of fundamental movement skills

A high level of fundamental movement skill competence in childhood leads to a number of positive health and physical outcomes.  Children who possess high FMS levels have a greater chance of maintaining good health, are more likely to participate in physical activity and possess better fitness in later life. The younger we can teach these skills to our children, the better.  

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Utilising the Feel-Good Factor Associated with Exercise

Utilising the Feel-Good Factor Associated with Exercise

The stress-relieving benefits of exercise for adults is well documented and discussed and we all know that a long walk, swim or exercise class will have us feeling like new after a long, hard day. However, this ‘feel-good’ aspect of sport and exercise is rarely discussed from a child’s perspective. In fact, we don’t appreciate anywhere close to enough, the daily stresses and pressures in kids’ lives. These need to be released in a positive way if we are going to encourage positive mental health in our next generation.  

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