Born in Jamaica, Dwayne came to the UK at the age of six. His formative years in the UK were in inner city London and, wrapped up in the world of street gangs, he became a victim of both knife and gun crime. After a life threatening incident Dwayne made the decision to change his life… forever.
As 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.
Proud to be a @Scouts #ambassador, there was an amazing energy today while discussing plans for 2018 and beyond. We came together to form what we hope will be an inspirational team comprising of the one and only @astro_timpeake, survival extraordinaires @beargrylls and @megan_hine , 'Jungle massive' @ed_stafford and #Countryfiles very own @itsanitarani and the amazing @therealjuliabradbury. Next time we'll see if we can bring the entire ambassador team together. But for now I thinks it's fair to say we're all excited and looking forward to working with all the amazing #volunteers who play such a huge role in supporting our young #cubs #beavers and #scouts by giving up as little as a few hours of their time when they can. #everyone #boys #girls #learning #fun #skills #London #uk #worldwide #inclusive #adventure #picoftheday #instadaily #usa #jamaica #uk I'm so looking forward to doing what we can to advance and grow the scouting family.
Me with @benfogle just after we received the #freedom of the #city of #London, still haven't tried out any of the things I'm apparently allowed to do... Then again I don't think it's wise to march a flock of sheep or cattle across London bridge, or carry a sword into the city. #mythrowback #memories
The best days for me are the ones where I get to speak with young people, answering all there questions about the world around us and hoping they will be the ones going out and experiencing the world in the future not sitting around and hearing second account but actually going out and living it, learning about cultural differences and similarities in equal measure, learning how to not just tolerate but to accept the variety of cultures and beliefs. #world🌍 #uk #veganlife #cleanocean #recycle #jamaica #africa #london #china #future #youngpeople #scouts #outsidethebox #nurture #sharing #spreadlove #inspirations #photooftheday #destinationafrica #getoutdoors #getactive #getfit #highfives