Little Prethyangaa Saravanan is only six – but she hates litter.

Last Thursday she learned she was the winner of the Stop the Litter Bugs competition organised by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

Prethyangaa, who is a pupil at St Mary's Primary School, Yew Tree Road, Slough was one of 365 children to enter the competition.

Her painting showed an imaginative vision of a litter strewn world dominated by abandoned bottles and fish struggling to survive.

She was presented with her prize by Slough Council's cabinet member for the environment Cllr Rob Anderson at the Curve on Thursday.

There to watch was her proud mum Gayathri, who said: "She is very keen of keeping her town litter free. She always makes a point of putting anything left over in her bag to throw away later."

Also there to meet her was Shelley Rowley, community engagement officer for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Slough project to clean up the Salt Hill Stream.

Ms Rowley said: "Prethyangaa's work will now be seen on huge boards in Slough as part of our anti-litter campaign."

Also there on Thursday was Marinela Caldarus who runs art classes on the gallery at the Observatory, Slough where she taught Prethyangaa.

She said: "I'm really pleased one of my students has won this competition. I hope she has a career in art, I wish that for all my students."