YOUNGSTERS who perform the spoken word in poetry and rap have launched their own digital platform.

Slough group, Empoword, has been granted a bursary from HOME Slough, a group of art community organisations in the town.

Empoword will now be given the skills to record more of their performances for their new YouTube channel. This is to help the artists reach a wider audience. On Saturday Empoword launched the platform at the YES shop (Youth Engagement Slough) at the Queensmere.

Search Empoword on YouTube to see their videos.