s a child in wild Jamaica, Dwayne loved nature and wildlife and wanted to reconnect to his early life in the forests and hilltops of Jamaica.
So in 2010, Dwayne set himself his first of many challenges, becoming the first black Briton to walk over 400 miles to the magnetic North Pole. On his return he was invited to Buckingham Palace, joining other polar explorers and adventurers and at a reception to mark the centenary of Scott’s expedition to the South Pole.
Since then his life has become richer, living a life of adventure and exploration, Inspiring young people nationwide to explore the ‘great outdoors’ – wherever that may be.
As a consequence, Dwayne has been awarded the City of London’s highest honour, The Freedom of the City of London’ by the Lord Mayor, for his work with young people.
He has been interviewed about his exploits on all media including the ‘Daily Politics Show’ and has also spoken about his personal goal which is to engage intercity youth with the countryside.
As a naturalist, Dwayne also appeared as a special guest on BBC’s ‘SpringWatch Unsprung’ with Chris Packham, where he explored the wonders of the British Countryside.
Dwayne is an advocate for encouraging people to get outdoors and explore the world around them.
His focus is particularly on encouraging young people growing up in inner cities to get out and experience nature and a life with which they have not previously been engaged.
He is a also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on the 4th of June 2018, Dwayne was awarded the ‘Geographical Award’ by its Director Prof Joe Smith for empowering young people to explore the world.