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Last Updated: Friday October 15 2010 08:37 GMT

Your messages for the Chile miners

Leah with Chilean embassy official

What happened when Leah took your messages to the Chilean embassy

After more than two months stuck deep underground in the mine in Chile, the 33 men are slowly being rescued.

It's the longest time a group of miners have been trapped for and there have been huge celebrations as each miner has been brought to the surface.

So we want to know, have you got a message for the miners?

Have you been following their story? What do you think about the time they've spent underground?

These comments are now closed - and we've taken them to the Chilean government who say they hope to pass them on to the miners.

Read some of your comments here.

Your comments

"Amazing! They were in there for two months and now they are finally out!!"

Charlotte, 10, Southampton, England

"We watched your rescue and cheered when each miner was brought up. We drew pictures and wrote reports. What a historic day!"

Greenrigg Primary School, P6/7, West Lothian, Scotland

"I saw you on the news. All of you are amazing for everything you have been through. Now, spend the rest of your lives happily! Good luck with the baby!"

Sophia, 7, West Sussex, England

"It's amazing they're out! Well done to the doctors and the people who had the great idea of the 'phoenix' and the Chilean miners, of course!"

Michael, 9, Northamptonshire, England

"All my family wish you well and hope you are ok after reaching the surface."

Chloe, 10, Northampton, England

"It was amazing watching the rescue of these miners. My family & I are really moved and wish everyone well. We have been talking about it and watching it at school."

Grace, 7, Warwickshire, England

"We have been praying for you since 5 August. Did you hear us cheer loudly when we heard you were rescued?"

Room 6, St Mary's School, 6-8, Gisborne, New Zealand

"Guys I think you're really brave! I would go crazy!! Hope you're ok."

Zahra, 14, West Yorkshire, England

"Was it true that the miners had to fast for eight hours before they could come out?"

Felix, 7, New York, USA

"You are all extremely brave being trapped underground for so long! Well done!"

Violet, 10, Lincoln, England

"I hope that you get out safely and are being looked after well."

Daniel, 9, Warrington, England

"Congratulations on your safe return!! Wishing you good health for the future so that you can enjoy many happy years with your families and friends."

Catherine, 13, Bangor, Wales

"I hope you are happy now you have got out of that hole. You are very brave, well done!"

Sarah, 9, Hampshire, England

"Were you scared that you'd never get out from underground?"

Sameena, 12, West Bromwich, England

"I'm so glad they've survived and good luck to them for the future!"

Andrew, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I hope you all are home safe soon. You are all so very brave."

Emma, 11, West Lothian, Scotland

"We are so happy that you have all survived and are safe again. We hope you are all healthy."

Class 2G - Chatsworth International School, 6 and 7 years old, Singapore

"It is amazing how you have survived being underground for more than two months."

Beatrice, 10, Surabaya, Indonesia

"Welcome out to the miners, glad you're all safe!"

Justin, 9, Nottingham, England

"Congratulations miners for surviving 69 days underground. We are so glad you are all alive, safe and back with your families. Take care."

6th Class, Brooklodge National School, Co. Cork, Ireland

"We were really happy to find out that you have been rescued. We would be really scared if we were stuck in the mine but you were really brave!!"

Fatima and Ume, 10, Bradford, England

"We're so happy you are all safe. We've been keeping up to date on your progress since the beginning. Wishing you all a happy future!"

Class 7a Hermitage Park, Edinburgh, Scotland

"We think you are really brave, we really admire your courage! It's fantastic you are all out alive and well!!"

Year 6, London, England

"Best wishes. We think you were so brave. Hope you get back to your normal lives soon."

EJS News Club, 9-11, Berkshire, England

"We are all so pleased that you are all out safe and sound to the surface of the Earth! We can't imagine how stressful if must have been down there underground! This will stay with us forever! Well done!"

Grace, 10, Nottingham, England

"I'm so glad you're all out and I hope you're all in a good condition! I've followed the story from start to finish! Well done to the rescuers too!"

Rebecca, 11, Cambridge, England

"You RULE! I'm so happy for you."

Tsorchia, 11, London, England

"It must have been a heart-breaking experience not seeing your friends and families for 69 DAYS!! It must be very exciting for you guys still underground, and a relief for you on the surface. Good luck in the future!"

Ellie, 14, Dundee, Scotland

"I hope you miners are ok."

Amy, 10, Liverpool, England

"I hope that all of the miners that have been rescued are healthy and well. It is great that they all survived."

Teigan, 10, Surrey, England

"I'm glad you're out. I feel sorry for you all."

Jake, 7, Nottingham, England

"You are all global heroes and will go down in history. I take my hat off to you all! I wish you all the best in your future."

Aysha, 12, Crawley, England

"I have been watching and watching to see you reach sunlight, and now you finally have!"

Becky, 9, Northamptonshire, England

"What was it like? Were there many arguments?"

Matilda, 8, Devon, England

"I am so happy for the miners that got out, good for them."

Tori- Leigh, 11, West Yorkshire, England

"My whole family and I have been so touched by the story. I woke up this morning and watched the first few miners getting rescued. I was amazed at how happy and healthy you look! Congratulations to the rescuers for all their hard work! Welcome back. You are absolute heroes!!"

Eve, 12, Cheshire, England

"We are really happy for you guys to get out of the mine. I hope you were safe coming back up. Enjoy the sun!!"

Charlie, 11, Sussex, England

"You guys are so brave staying down there so long. I hope you are all alright now."

Barnaby, 11, Surrey, England

"Hope you're ok and came out safely."

Callum, 9, South Yorkshire, England

"It's great! You were trapped underground for 69 days! That's very brave!"

Michael, 8, China

"Hope you are all happy and safe with your families. Wishing you all the best for the future."

Annie, 10, Wigan, England

"I am so happy for you all. You are all so brave, I hope that everyone is in full health. God bless you and good luck in your future lives."

Georgia, 11, London, England

"We think you are all very brave and are pleased that you are now safe. Well done to the people who rescued you."

Class 2, St Stephens School, Cornwall, England

"Congratulations miners! It's been a long wait of 69 days! And you are finally out! You are extremely brave!"

Lorna, 11, Kent, England

"We hope you get better soon. We hope you are not in the hospital for too long. We hope you and your family have a family cuddle. We hope you will never get stuck in the mine again."

Year 2, Newborough School, Peterborough, England

"Congratulations! We are glad you all made it out safely. You were all extremely brave. Enjoy your time with your families. We are thinking of you. Lots of love from Class 3."

Awbridge Primary School, Hampshire, England

"We are all very glad that you are out of the mine safely. We hope you all keep healthy and enjoy the rest of your lives."

Bradwell Village School Year 4, Milton Keynes, England

"We think you are very brave and hope you are enjoying being reunited with your friends and families."

Seaham Trinity Primary School, Co. Durham, England

"We are so glad you're safe- it must've been scary down there! You're really brave. Are you looking forward to a proper hot meal when you get home? And seeing your families? Don't forget to shower! :)"

Springwood High School 7H2, Norfolk, England

"I didn't watch what happened on the news but heard about it. I hope all of you get home safely. You're all very brave and I'm very happy and relieved that all 33 have got out."

Prue, 10, Wiltshire, England

"Hope you're all well and safe. If you are going to carry on with the mining, then you are so brave. Feel so sorry for you all!!"

Kayley, 14, Lincolnshire, England

"Our class is delighted to hear that you survived. Best wishes from Ireland!"

Fourth class, Rathfarnham, Ireland

"Well done and good luck with the future!"

11C, Tadley, Hampshire, England

"I hope you will recover quickly."

Grace, 11, South Ayrshire, Scotland

"What was it like underground and what was it like when you reached the surface?"

Tommy, 10 , West Lothian, Scotland

"It's awesome to hear that you have all made it all out safely. We are all happy that you are all alive and healthy. We hope it won't affect your normal life. We would like to see a movie made of your amazing story so that future generations can understand what you have been through."

Stoneyhill Primary School, Class 6/7, Musselburgh, Scotland

"I hope you were OK and comfortable at bedtime."

Sophie and Jamie, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"I hope you are happy that you are out. I hope you are glad to see your families and friends."

Lacey and Owain, 9, Cardiff and Newport, Wales

"We're glad that you're out and hope you get better soon."

Liam and Maria, 9, Cardiff, Wales

"We hope you are OK and have a nice time out. Was it cold and horrible down there? Hopefully you're much better now."

Chanelle and Shanade, 9, Cardiff, Wales

"Hello! We wish you all the best. Enjoy your time with your family and friends. Are you going to continue to mine after this? Good Luck!"

Class 7C, 11/12, East Grinstead, England

"You are all really brave and we have been very excited watching you being rescued."

Kian & Zachary, 8 and 5, Ireland

"I hope you're able to eat well, stand on your feet and forget about the time you spent underground. Good luck, guys!"

Latrina, 12, Leeds, England

"Congratulations to all of the miners. You are all really cool!"

Olivia, 8, Hampshire, England

"I hope you arrive home safe and sound. This is going to change your life forever!"

Natasha, 11, London, England

"It's amazing that you're all okay. You all have such amazing spirit. I hope you will all get home safe to your families."

Jasmine, 11, Southport, England

"You are so brave! I hope you are safe and healthy!"

Maisy, 11, London, England

"I hope you all get back safely and are better soon! I've been watching all the news reports on your sad adventure."

Naomi, 9, London, England

"I loved watching all of you return to the surface and seeing you be reunited with your loved ones. Bless you all for your bravery."

Daisy, 6, Bristol, England

"I hope you are all OK and good luck with the wedding and baby. I hope everyone will have a lovely future and make sure you stay well."

Hannah, 10, Hereford, England

"I'm glad to see that they are rescued and happy once more. It must have been so hard for them and the families to cope with everything."

Anna, 11, Kettering, England

"Well done! All of you were really brave and I hope you are all OK!"

Imani, 11, London, England

"I hope you guys are OK. You've made history!"

Ryan, 11, Essex, England

"I'm so proud of everyone who has been trapped in the mine! You are so brave! I wish all the miners well and hope your families are as proud of you as I am!"

Sofea, 11, Warwick, England

"WOW! You are SO brave! It must have been horrible being stuck in a collapsed mine! I hope you're all in good health!"

Anna, 13, Reading, England

"You're all global heroes and will go down in history! I take my hat off to you all! I wish you all the best in the future."

Aysha, 12, Crawley, England

"I'm so glad you're out!"

Hayley, 14, Surrey, England

"Nice work."

Max, 8, UK

"We are sorry you had to spend so long underground. Congratulations on being rescued."

Class 1, Christchurch, Bournemouth, England

"Welcome back to the surface! I can't imagine how bad it would have been down there. At least you can now see your family and relatives again! Have a good time back on the surface."

Kieran, 9, West Lothian, Scotland

"Well done, it's brilliant that you are alive. We are glad you are back with your families. Best wishes."

Mid Calder Primary School, 8, Livingston, Scotland

"It must have been terrifying down there. We have been watching you on the television and we all hope that you are fit, healthy and enjoy being reunited with your families."

Year 5 and 6, Yearsley Grove Primary School, York, England

"What was it like when you were coming up in the cage to freedom and who was the funniest?"

Jake, 11, West Lothian, Scotland

"Hope you are healthy after you went down the mine. What were you all doing down there? Are all 33 of you friends now?"

Lauren, 6, Singapore

"You are so cool."

Daniel, 11, Essex, England

"You guys are amazing! I can't believe it! You were down there for way too long."

Adriana, 12, London, England

"I was hoping that you would all get out. WELL DONE!"

Lewis, 10, West Lothian, Scotland

"You guys are awesome and so brave. It must have been horrifying down there."

Oliver, 10, Winchester, England

"We hope you are very happy to be out of the mine. Good luck and be healthy!"

Class 1M, 5-6, Ilford, England

"I'm very happy for you."

Ben, 11, Bristol, England

"Well done to the brave miners and the people of Chile! We are amazed that you are all out and safe. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get them out and to those who gave them hope. Good luck and God bless."

Emeralds Class, St John Fisher RC Primary School, Oxford, England

"Hope you are all healthy. We are glad that you are safe. Enjoy your bright futures, you have been very brave!"

Leah, 8, Solihull, England

"Their story was very moving and I am so pleased they are OK. I think their rescuers did a great job!"

Cat, 13, London, England

"When I heard about the accident, I was distraught. I am so relieved to hear that some men are finally out. I hope it works just as well to rescue the last few. Great teamwork has been shown throughout this terrible event. Well done to everyone, I'm very happy for them all."

Lauren, 13, Cheshire, England

"You guys are amazing! Watching the first man come out of the mine was so emotional, even for people you guys don't know. Well done! The world would agree with me that you are very brave and amazing people."

Nicole, 14, Flintshire, Wales

"I just can't believe that they are finally out! Bless them."

Megan, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"You are very brave. Congratulations on the baby! Good luck and well done for managing to hang in there for all this time!"

Imaan, 10, London, England

"I am very happy for you!"

Joe, 9, London, England

"We think you're very brave and we wish you the best of luck!!"

Shona and Dani, 11 and 13, London, England

"I hope everyone gets rescued!"

Milly, 10, Cornwall, England

"I've been keeping track of your story from Newsround and I'm really happy you have all got out safely"

Eleanor, 11, Cambridge, England

"I wish you all well and hope you have a safe recovery! I look up to you all. How did you cope with being underground for that long?!"

Helena, 13, London, England

"Good luck for getting the rest out!"

Oliver, 12, London, England

"I hope you all get out!"

Kyle, 7, Devon, England

"I wish you all the best!"

Hannah, 10, Hereford, England

"Well done! You're all so brave and I will pray to God that you will all get out. God bless you all."

Alex, 10, Cheshire, England

"Be brave, strong and never give up!"

Zackie, 12, Manchester, England

"I hope you are all OK. I'm supporting you all! Well done to the miners for surviving. Well done to the rescuers as well!"

Hannah, 9, Merseyside, England

"I wish you all lots of luck. You showed bravery and determination! Well done and good luck in the future!"

Ethan, 11, Leicestershire, England

"It's amazing how long you all spent down in the mine and today will be marked down in history! Well done miners!"

Caitlin, 10, London, England

"We have followed your story and are so glad to see your return to freedom."

Lewis and Lilly, 12 and 8, Nottingham, England

"Well done miners! You are so brave! I'm glad you have got out and I've been following your journey the whole way. I'm so glad you got out alive."

Stephanie, 12, Lancashire, England

"You're doing a great job. Enjoy a bath and a hot cup of tea and a real meal now that you're out! Hope you coped OK underground for so long. Well done for maintaining high spirits. Bet you enjoy seeing your families! Best wishes."

Year 7 HT, 11- 12, Co. Durham, England

"Thinking of you all, hope you all got back safe."

Bethany, 9, Nottingham, England

"Well done!"

Brendan, 7, Lancashire, England

"I hope you are all well and escaped safely. I am amazed at how you managed to find happiness even in those dark times down there. I also want to say a BIG well done to all those who have put their heart and soul into rescuing the miners."

Shayna, 11, Greater Manchester, England

"We followed your story in class and I was so happy that you were going to be rescued. I am so happy that you're safe and sound."

Fatima, 10, London, England

"I'm glad 16 are out so far, hope you are well!"

Justin, 9, Nottingham, England

"Congratulations! We praise God for your rescue."

Daniel, 10, Surrey, England

"Be proud of yourselves, you are amazing!"

Jonathan, 16, London, England

"My family and I were really happy when you came to the surface. Everyone in my school was happy as well. Hope you are okay!"

Darcie, 7, Cumbria, England

"Welcome to the surface, glad you're safe!"

Jake, 7, Nottingham, England

"I'm so happy they're out, and I'm sure their families are too."

Katy, 9, Berkshire, England

"We watched all the clips on BBC news, and are waiting for miners to come up. We all think they are very brave, and their families."

Katherine, 10, London, England

"I hope all the miners are well. It is so amazing that they are all alive."

Lorna, 10, Suffolk, England

"I heard about all of you and I hope you're all ok!"

Jenna, 8, Staffordshire, England

"I hope you get well, it must have been hard not seeing anyone for 65 days. I hope I never have to go through it!"

Leona, 11, Brighton, England

"During a hard time you never gave up hope. I know your rescuers never gave up. You are so brave, an inspiration."

Ella, 11, Bolton

"Hope all you guys are doing well. All of you are very BRAVE!"

Sadun, 8, Middlesex, England

"Were you worried down in the mine and were you sad being away from your families? I would be. I admire your courage."

Ellie, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"Hope you are fully back to health and are safely back with your families again."

Caoimhe, 13, Co. Clare, Ireland

"I hope you are all OK and have not picked up any injuries!"

Rebecca, 12, Lancashire, England

"Good wishes from the UK! Hope you get home safe and sound. This is going to change your lives forever."

Natasha, 11, London, England

"Congratulations for all 16 who are out so far. Good luck!"

Sophie, 8, Essex, England

"I hope you will be alright. By tomorrow you'll be back with your families!"

Joanna, 8, Gloucestershire, England

"Hope you all get out safely!"

Emily, 11, Surrey, England

"I hope you get rescued soon guys. All my luck!"

Billie, 8, London, England

"I hope you get out safely."

Bethany, 14, Devon, England

"You are amazing. Truly, you are my heroes."

Bridie, 10, Rotherham, England

"You are now worldwide heroes! I wish you luck for the future!"

Emily, 13, Devon, England

"Wow, I am so amazed to hear the news. I think it is one of the best stories I will ever hear! It brought a tear to my eye watching the celebrations!"

Millie, 10, London, England

"All of us would like to know that you are ok, and we hope you can go and see your families soon."

Class 7B, The National School, 11-12, Nottingham, England

"Wow! Both the miners and their families have done so well, surviving without seeing each other face to face. Two whole months without seeing sunlight! Good luck back up on the surface."

Cate, 13, West Sussex, England

"You guys rule! I hope you are all in good condition, it must of been terrifying down there."

Henry, 10, Hampshire, England

"We are pleased that you are all safe and sound with your families. Well done!"

Sara and Daniel, 12 and 6, Middlesbrough, England

"Well done for putting up with it, you are seriously brave. I'm so happy for you! I nearly cried when the 4th one came out!!"

Rebecca, 11, Cambridgeshire, England

"You are very brave, I hope that you are ok! I wish you the best of luck."

Anna, 14, Greater Manchester, England

"Hope you're all doing okay. I'm sure you will be out soon so just hang in there guys! Good luck and well done for being so brave."

Brogan, 13, Wiltshire, England

"I hope you are all ok. We are praying for all of you 33 miners."

Mae, 10, West Yorkshire, England

"I am watching you right now on the news, I hope all of you are ok, and your families. All of you are the best men in the whole world!"

Paisha, 9, UK

"I think that they are VERY brave and that if I was them I would be PROUD!!"

Anna, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"I think you are all so brave! Two months without fresh air and your families. If I had a hat I would take it off to you!"

Semra, 11, Birmingham, England

"Hope you are all well, I bet you can't wait to get home."

Lewis, 7, West Sussex, England

"Well done for the work, I hope that you will all be" safe."

Maria, 10, London, England

"Dear miners, I think you are so brave. It must have been hot and scary underground."

Ryan, 10, England

"We saw you on the news and hope you are OK. You are very brave. We hope you all come out."

Rivka and Abdi, 7, London, England

"We feel sorry for you and hope you get home safely. Good luck!"

Ajay, Grace and Katie, 7, London

"We hope that all the miners come out safely and are healthy."

Class 3M, 7-8, Surrey, England

"I hope the miners will get out soon and hope that they are all in good health. Good luck with the baby!"

Amy, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"Welcome back to your families. We hope the rescue was great. We all think you were really brave when you went into the mine. We hope you get some new jobs and that you can save other people's lives. We hope you spend your lives wisely now and enjoy time with your families. God bless you. Lots of love."

St. Thomas CE Primary school, Years 5 and 6, Birmingham, England

"We are very happy for you all and wish you good health for the future."

Thomlinson Junior School (Class 3), 7-8, England

"You guys are amazing for being so brave! Don't you worry, we'll have you out by the time you can shout NEWS!"

Meg, 10, Paisley, Scotland

"Hope you're all well and that you're OK!"

Emily and Ellie, 11, Portsmouth, England

"We wish you all the best of luck! Stay brave."

Samuel, 10, Portsmouth, England

"We feel safe and happy now that you are back on the surface!"

Marcus, 14, Surrey, England

"Well done for the work! I hope that you will all be safe!"

Maria, 10, London, England

"We hope you were OK down there and think that you are all so brave! We hope you weren't too sad."

Andrew and Soraya, 7-8, London, England

"You're very brave! We hope you are OK!"

Joe, Tanya and Ahmed, 7-8, London, England

"We hope you're all OK and we think you're all very brave!"

Seham and Elliot, 7, London, England

"We were really scared. We feel really sorry for you all and hope you and your families are OK."

Mohib, James and Omar, 7, London, England

"Congratulations! We are very happy that you have been rescued and that you're safe with your families."

Lowry Class, 6-7, Cambridge

"I hope when you get this message you'll all be out and safe. You're very brave! Hurray for you!"

India and Nathan, 7, London, England

"We were so shocked when we heard that you were trapped. We have been thinking of you and when we heard that the first miner had been saved this morning, we were so happy and relieved! We hope that everyone else is soon up on land. It must be scary down there!"

P6B Campie Primary School, 9-10, Scotland

"We have followed your story on the BBC and we're writing about your story in class. We wonder how you're feeling after your horrendous trip. Will you ever eat tuna fish again?!"

Oak Class, 10-11, England

"We wish you all well and hope you all get rescued safely."

Molly and Jodie, 6, Northampton, England