Leeds made many products that travelled, either as objects or ideas, across the world as part of the British Empire. One of our major exports as a city were trains and engines. Nellie was exported to Sierra Leone, which was a British Colony from 1800-1961. She was used at the docks to transport goods for trade across the globe as part of the British Empire.
Use the film and / or sensory story below to explore journeys around the world that started in Leeds, or as a starting point for discussions around empire, to promote debate and understanding.
Consider the needs of you pupils when beginning a story about migration, in case it is a trigger for emotions around lived experience.