#Dukers246 - September 2022

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The Award Social Value Survey Report. RESULTS ARE IN! SEPTEMBER 2022 www.theawardbarbados.com
BEAT THE HEAT. Gold Participants join forces with the Barbados Trailway Project for second year. Tips on how to survive the hot temperatures.


It is with great sadness that The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Barbados, along with the members of the International Award Association, acknowledge the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

We are grateful that The Queen used her influence to help shape and enrich the lives of generations across the world.

The inspirational support of The Royal Family has enabled The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, including the Award in Barbados, to empower millions of young people with the skills, confidence and self belief to reach their full potential.

Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

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This year’s

International Award Forum takes place in Cluj, Romania. The Chair and Deputy Chair of Council, as well as the Operations Manager will join the 5-day discussion into the strategy of the Award going forward.

As a result, the Award Office will be closed from Friday, October 7, 2022 to Monday, October 17, 2022.


For the full report, visit the research page on the Award's website.

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Stay Hydrated.

Similar to hiking, make sure to always take some water with you wherever ever you go. Extremely high temperatures cause the body to sweat, and this can lead to dehydration. Having a bottle of water handy decreases your risk of dehydration while also helping you to feel refreshed.

Wear lighter clothing.

If you usually wear jeans when leaving the house, opt for some cotton shorts the next time around. If you are someone who wears sleeves often, give sleeveless tank tops a try for a change. Maybe you are someone who tends to wear darker colours; reach for the lighter colours. A new look can be refreshing as lighter colours trap less heat than darker colours.

Eliminate extra sources of heat. Incandescent light bulbs can generate a significant amount of heat, as well as the everyday appliances that we often leave running. Instead, turn off the lights and everyday appliances when possible.

Ensure that you take breaks. Constantly working during hot periods will take a toll on the body. Although it will be hot, taking a moment to rest and enjoying a cold snack or beverage can be exactly what your body needs.

Give these tips a try today.

Rain. What we in Barbados expected in the month of September was rain. Barbadians are accustomed to a wet September. However, this year we found ourselves coping with some of the hottest temperatures on record. While we did experience the occasional rainfall, the Barbados Meteorological Services has stated that they expect the month of October to be just as hot as September. With this information in mind, here are a few tips you can try to make the heat more bearable.
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For the second consecutive year, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Barbados has partnered with the Barbados Trailway Project to execute another Gold Residential Project.

Over 3 full weekends in August, Award Participants assisted with making improvements to the trail, while discovering more about its historical significance. From uncovering bridges to digging up lost treasure; planting new trees and battling the weather, those who took part were able to make the most of these experiences.

Ralf Luther, Project Lead, commented: “It's been a pleasure guiding the youngsters on the hikes and throughout the other activities. They all have such positive attitudes."

The Barbados Trailway, an infrastructure project by the Future Centre Trust, is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Barbados Railway. The overall goal of the project is to provide a more equitable, more sustainable, safer and healthier, recreational commuter transport system.

Once operational, it will be a platform for rural development and entrepreneurship, sports, health, wellness, tourism product diversification, heritage, education and the arts.

Thousands of local (fruit) trees planted along the trail will not only provide shade but also contribute to the island’s food security, carbon offsetting goals and emission reduction targets.

Visit https://www.barbadostrailway.org for more information.

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Come and hear about the work of the Award over the past year, proposals going forward, and elect

new National Award Council.


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Register for the 2022 AGM here. CCHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS HRISTMAS CHEER IS CBACK! HEER IS CBACK! HEER IS BACK! We are seeking volunteers to chaperone 15 children from various children’s homes as they have fun shopping in the mall. Contact the Award Office to register.


Follow The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Barbados Instagram and Facebook pages for updates on upcoming events.


October 7- 17

October 30 November 19 December 4 December 5 December 19 December 17 - 30

CYEN Beach Clean Ups – Saturdays 8AM-12PM

International Award Forum

Bring a Fren Hike - October 30

Annual General Meeting - November 19, 2022

Christmas Cheer International Volunteer Day

Award Office Closes for Christmas Break

Reopens: January 2, 2023

Emergency requests can be facilitated by appointment.

National Expedition Details to be announced.

Sheraton Mall Sargeants Village Christ Church

Tel: 436 8754 Fax: 436 1630

office@theawardbarbados.com www.theawardbarbados.com

@dofebarbados /deabarbadosaward

Editors: Akilah Jordan Watson and Jonielle Alleyne