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Dr Turner was teaching when she found out she’d won – receiving a video message from the first British woman in space, Helen Sharman.
She’ll be honoured at an awards ceremony on Saturday evening.
Speaking to Pirate FM, Dr Turner said teaching at Callington Community College was the best fit for her.
“It takes a community to make a good teacher, and I couldn’t be a great teacher unless I was in a school and a wider community of Callington that allowed me to do that.”
As well as teaching, Dr Turner also runs training for newly qualified teachers at the school.
She also told us that the University of Exeter have asked her to help develop their curriculum to train science teachers across the South West.
“That is just such a wonderful thought that I’ll be able to support people from all the way down in Penzance and all the way up to Bristol to become scientists in the future.” Read more here