// Friday 14 Oct 2011
Eleven years ago my first brother, Jack, was born. At just three years old, I happily welcomed this new little boy into our family. But, only eight months later he was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis. He was rushed into hospital in a critical condition. Unbeknown to me, my brother was fighting the barrier between life and death. Several torturous days lay before my parents as they waited to see if he would pull through from his coma. Meanwhile... // more
// Tuesday 11 Oct 2011
Biophilia is an extraordinary and innovative multimedia exploration of music, nature and technology by the musician Björk. All of the album’s songs are available inside Biophilia as interactive experiences: Crystalline, Virus, Moon, Thunderbolt, Sacrifice, Mutual Core, Hollow, Solstice, and Dark Matter.
Biophilia opens into a three-dimensional galaxy with a compass allowing navigation between the 3-dimensional universe and a two-dimensional track list. Take a closer look by tapping on stars within the constellations and you’ll see that each is an in-app purchase that gives access to the inspired combination of artifacts for each new Björk song: interactive art and games, abstract animations, lyrics, and essays that explore Björk’s inspirations for the track. These artifacts bring together conventional and alternative ways of representing and making music to create an environment for entertainment and learning. Biophilia challenges the way we think about and feel music. Here, for the first time, is a music album that exploits the multimedia capabilities of mobile interactive technologies allowing users to feel the rumble and vibrations of the music through their hand held device. // more
// Monday 3 Oct 2011
On Tuesday 27th September, after returning to Jersey from Guernsey, the five Le Tournoi yacht crews joined Earsay to enjoy an hour of British Sign Language training very kindly provided by Earsay crew member and friend .
The crews met up close to Costa Coffee... // more
// Monday 3 Oct 2011
Last weekend; 24 – 28th September 2011 saw an *Earsay crew of eight (from an available team of 10) sail a Beneteau 40.7s yacht in both the European EUROSAF Championship and the Le Tournoi Five Day Sailing Challenge organised by the amazing team at Britannia Corporate Events.
The course took the eight participating Beneteau 40.7 yachts through five races: // more
// Thursday 22 Sep 2011
We're proud to report that our very own Carol & Robert spent all day yesterday with Jersey College for Girls Prep where they visited every class in the school to demonstrate various items of British Sign Language, from the alphabet, greetings, colours and items.
Carol, Robert, the JGC teacher's and students had a thoroughly enjoyable, inspirational and informative day and we hope that the students have the confidence to take what they have learned and share it at home and now have an understanding of hearing-impairment and the need for clear communication.
// Sunday 14 Aug 2011
The fun and festivities of the Jersey Battle of Flowers are over again for another year. : (
But for one Earsay member; Jessica Burby - this year's Junior Miss Battle of Flowers - the Battle responsibilities continue. // more
// Sunday 7 Aug 2011
Are you ready for a challenge?
Great! Follow these steps and you could win an iPad2 kindly donated by iQ, your local Apple experts... // more
// Wednesday 3 Aug 2011
The newly crowned UK National Trick Ladder Divisional Yo-Yo champion will be showcasing his winning spinning this weekend in support of Earsay (Jersey Society for Deaf Children & Young Adults) at Airtel Vodaphone’s Seaside Festival.
Braden Holmes, from Sheffield, is only 10 years old and beat Yo-Yo masters three times his senior to win the British YoYo Association title at the beginning of July 2011.
Later this month Braden will... // more
// Monday 25 Jul 2011
The Jersey Evening Post have today reported that in the last sitting of the States, before summer recess, 42 Members unanimously gave the go-ahead for a draft law to protect Island workers from discrimination, to be drawn up whatever the cost. // more
// Wednesday 29 Jun 2011
The Miss Junior Battle of Flowers competition was held on Sunday 26th June, at Reg’s Garden, St Brelade, where our very own Jessica Burby successfully won the crown... // more