The Thai boys trapped in a cave for two weeks have written letters to their parents urging them to be strong.
The handwritten notes which include requests for food, including fried chicken, says: “don’t worry… we are all strong”, the BBC writes.
“Teacher, don’t give us lots of homework!” read one, as the team’s coach offered his “apologies” to the parents in a separate letter.
The 12 boys and their coach were exploring the cave when they became trapped by flood waters on 23 June.
In his letter posted on the Facebook page of Thai Navy Seal, the 25-year-old coach Ekkapol Chantawong reassured parents, saying: “Dear all kids’ parents, now all of them are fine, the rescue team is treating us well.
“And I promise I will take care of the kids as best as I can. Thank you for everyone’s that come to help.
“I also sincerely apologise to the kids’ parents.”
The boys sent out their notes after receiving letters from their families, in their first communication since attempts to establish a phone line inside the cave failed earlier this week.
In a huge moment of relief around the globe, the group were found inside the cave by rescue divers on Monday, 10 days after they went missing.
Efforts are underway to ensure their safe removal from the cave.