CCI offers a range of resources to support our Footprints work that you can explore here. These can all be read or watched online for free. Our publications, which have been widely reviewed and praised for their quality and design, are also available in print and  can be purchased via the CCI Shop.

This jewel of a booklet gives a wonderful insight into children's worlds. It shows vividly how deeply meaningful learning outside of the classroom can be; it demonstrates that there is no substitute for direct experience in fostering creative and imaginative responses.  

Outside/Inside is a beautifully produced little book that, being less than 40 pages, punches well above its weight. It offers a truly inspirational insight into the learning process in a most poetic way, with the children concerned providing the poetry.
Richard Hickman, Reader in Art Education & Dean of Homerton College, University of Cambridge


CCI's publications list includes: a poety collection, a number of booklets and a Fantastical Guide. These are written or curated by CCI artists and, as part of our wider programme of wild exchanges, often include responses from other writers; poet Jackie Kay has created new work alongside children in A poem of a dream of the woodstravel writer and explorer Robert Macfarlane wrote the foreword to Ways into Hingchingbrooke Country Park and writer and researcher Mary Jane Drummond contriubted the introduction for Outside/Inside.

The 2012 evaluation of our Footprints projects with Cambridgeshire County Council Early Years Team is here.


Fantastical maps co-created with communities in our Fantastical Cambridgeshire project. These are available as fine art prints from the CCI shop.

Fantastical Map of Eynesbury FINAL WEB

Love's Farm Fantastical Map


Follow links for a shortened version of an article on adventuring and emotional exploration in Early Years Educator and a post on Fantastical worlds in the woods in the National Trust's blog Outdoor Nation.  Recent evidence from research by Dr Nicola Walshe (Anglia Ruskin University) and  Dr Elsa Lee (University of Cambridge) suggesting important outcomes for mental wellbeing from CCI work was presented in the form of this poster Supporting children’s well-being with art in nature: artist pedagogue perceptions at the European Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Copenhagen in August 2017. The evidence was also logged as part of the data collection for the House of Commons Debate: Effect of the arts on health in October 2017.


These short films illustrate different aspects of recent Footprints projects - the search for adventure by nursery children near Peterborough (Running into adventure), storying with reception children in a Cambridge Nature Reserve (Here I come to the jungle), being lead by reception children into their local woods in south Cambridge (Discovering the Spinney Wild Woods) and sharing a week of journeying together as families in this same wood (A Week in the Wild Woods).


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