Mr. Allen's interest in teaching Physical Education derived from his love of sport from a young age and wanting to share his knowledge and enthusiasm to help others experience the benefits that sport can offer. Like many people working in this field, he has enjoyed a lifelong involvement in sport. He grew up with a passionate interest in sport, playing any sport he could as much and as often as he could, but he particularly distinguished himself as a basketball and football player. His teaching philosophy is learning through happiness and fun and he believes it is incredibly important to give students the opportunity to enjoy sporty from an early age and encourage lifelong skills. He is humbled to be working in such a wonderful school with outstanding practitioners and amazing students. Outside of school he seeks the thrills of go-karting, mountain biking and scuba diving.