The Paynters – A BGS Generations family

Sam Paynter (OB 1986) and second generation Old Brighton Grammarian reflects on his family’s ties with Brighton Grammar.

What does BGS mean to you?

Living and working in Brighton, I connect with the School in some way every day. It’s been a part of my life since starting in Prep at four years of age.

What roles have you had with BGS/OBGS since finishing school?

I have been on the OBGS committee for two terms of approximately 20 years in the capacity of Committee member, Vice President and President  and a member of the School Council.

How does it feel to send your boys to your old school?

I feel very proud that my boys are third generation BGS.

What are you looking forward to Will and Ben enjoying as a life member of the OBGS?

I look forward to attending a reunion event with Will and Ben. It’s a wonderful connection to see the family names on the School’s honour boards.

What will you miss about being a current parent at the school?

I will miss watching the School sport. I really enjoy watching School Water Polo games. I played in the school’s first Water Polo team in 1983 and have been so proud to watch both Will and Ben play in the Water Polo Firsts teams.


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