Norfolk van artist Ruddy Muddy supports ‘trash girl’ by dedicating latest artwork to her

The image of Nadia Sparks 'trash girl'. Picture: @Ruddy Muddy

The image of Nadia Sparks 'trash girl'. Picture: @Ruddy Muddy - Credit: @Ruddy Muddy

Norfolk van artist Ruddy Muddy's latest creation has been dedicated to Norwich's 'trash girl'.

Hellesdon High School pupil Nadia Sparkes with some of the rubbish she has collected. Photo: Paula S

Hellesdon High School pupil Nadia Sparkes with some of the rubbish she has collected. Photo: Paula Sparkes - Credit: Archant

Nadia Sparkes, a Hellesdon High School pupil has been dubbed 'trash girl' by bullies for her environmentally-friendly ways.

The 12-year-old has been picking up other people's rubbish along her two-mile route to school ever since September last year.

She uses the basket of her bike to bring it home and has already collected more than two recycling bins-worth of plastic.

Other students have told her to pick up their litter as it is 'her job'.


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Rather than let the comments get to her, Nadia, who is in year seven at school, says she is refusing to give up on her eco-friendly ways.

Ruddy Muddy's other creations have included Ed Sheeran, BBC Norfolk presenter Nick Conrad and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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