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    Hi everyone, I'm new here.

    I am translating a text about Summerhill, a democratic school. The text is written by the principal of the school and I don't understand what she means when saying "taking the book round" in the following paragraph:

    "All these committees are alected by ballot, known as 'taking the book round'. You can't run for a committee if you are taking the book round, and everybody gets to vote. I like to take one of the books round at the beginning of term as it gives a good opportunity to meet everybody in the school and say hello."

    Please help! I can imagine different meanings but they don't fit with every sentence in the paragraph.

    Thanks!

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    I really dont understand it either.. Did you try googling it? Maybe its an expression Im not familiar with

    Sorry

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    Hey acton,

    I googled it this morning but I could not find anything. As far as I know this is a British school, so It could be a British expression or something the school executives created as part of the school system.

    Yo lo traduciría como: "Toma de la ronda del libro" ó "participación de la ronda del libro." Posiblemente encontrarás más información sobre en qué consiste conforme se desarrolle la traducción.

    Saludos...

    Xóchitl

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    Thank you Joselas and Xóchitl,

    Yes Xóchitl, I was thinking of something simliar, I guess it might mean something like 'Que rule la libreta'. Maybe it's a book where you can put your name down for a specific committee. So, if I don't receive more suggestions I'll go for that meaning.

    And yes, it's a British school.

    Thanks again,

    Acton

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    Default Re: Taking the book round

    The song can be found in The Real Book-pub by hal leonard & different version pub by Chuck Sher

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