Arthur Li Kwok-cheung could be forgiven for buzzing with nervousness yesterday as he went on air in a radio drama - playing a bee. The Secretary for Education and Manpower joined five pupils from SKH Kei Hin Primary School in acting out a 10-minute anti-suicide drama, Little Bee Must Strengthen Himself. Professor Li played an elder bee in the play, written by students and broadcast live yesterday. It was part of the programme NewsRama. In the drama, Professor Li lowered the pitch of his voice and delivered such lines as: 'If humans want to kill us, we [bees] have to be stronger!' He also took up a fatherly role to comfort Katheen Lee Ka-wai, 11, playing the role of Little Bee, who after losing her father to an insecticide attack is left contemplating suicide. 'Little Bee, your father has sacrificed himself for you. He wouldn't want to see you commit suicide,' Professor Li said softly. 'You have to summon the courage to live the rest of your life and show your love for others.' Admitting that he only had the morning to practise his lines, Professor Li said he 'highly appreciated' his young co-stars' performances. After the play, Janice Kung , 11, who played a role and co-wrote the script with other students, asked Professor Li what he would do to comfort students worried over school results and thinking of suicide. She challenged Professor Li to answer in two ways: 'You have to adopt two roles when you comfort the student. One is as a headmaster, and the other is as head of the Education and Manpower Bureau.' But Professor Li said he would not use either identity. 'I would just represent myself. I would ask the students to take a long-term outlook on things. I would ask them whether academic results were really [so] important,' he said. 'If you look back at your kindergarten's results, would you still think it's important?'